Neoregelia Fireball ‘Donger’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Zingiberidae||Gingers and related plants|
|Order||Bromeliales||Bromeliads: tropical plants adapted to limited water, often epiphytes|
|Family||Bromeliaceae||Bromelias: tropical and subtropical plants, the best known being pineapple|
|Genus||Neoregelia||Named for Eduard August von Regel, director of St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens in Russia (1815-1892)|
About plant names...
Neoregelias are bromeliads that are native to eastern Brazil. This variety is cultivated and is not found in nature.
Identification: Plants are 9-10" (22-25 cm) tall, with thick, shiny,
straplike leaves that emerge from a central point. The narrow leaves have a greenish center with white edges,
all of which are tinged with a deep pink color.
Neoregelia ‘Donger’ on www.thenaturecollection.com
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Neoregelia ‘Donger’ on www.sissinghurst-hostas.com
Neoregelia ‘Donger’ on www.bocabromeliads.com
Neoregelia ‘Donger’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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