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(family Bromeliaceae)

A genus of plants in which the stem is short and leafy, trapping water in the overlapping leaf bases. Inflorescences are terminal, forming a compound structure in the fruit beyond which there develops a tuft of leaves. The pineapple is A. comosus. There are 8 species of terrestrial, tropical American habitats.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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