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Introduction 

       I am not, and never have been, a Charlie. But I just couldn't resist the allusion, hence the name of this project.

     I am Charles E. Dills, retired professor of chemistry at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA. I'm 83 in April 2005 and was a fighter pilot, flying Mustangs, in WWII.

     I grew up in ND where the plants ranged from carrots to wheat and a few trees such as elms and box elders.



First Bromeliad

     We first encountered a bromeliad at Moonstone Gardens in Cambria CA. It was a Puya and had a most strange and attractive inflorescence. My wife Sauny, a marine biologist and English teacher at Cal Poly, and I started buying bromeliads in 1970. We bought, traded, lost some and grew seeds till we have the present collection of around 300 bromeliad species in over 30 genera. We have a few crosses, but we prefer species.  

   
Unfortunately it is not easy to keep name tags with the bromeliad plant. It is hard to re-establish the identity without some help. We have a number of books and they help. But ours are often not as nicely grown. So I have started to photograph them as they bloom. If it is large, I photograph the flower, then the inflorescence and finally the entire plant habit. I intend this as a means to identify the plants. If the bromeliad is small, one or two photos are enough. Ours are not ideal, perfect specimens, so they probably will look more like yours!  
nbsp;    I will deal only with bromeliad species. I have little to no interest in crosses although I do have some pretty ones I can't bring myself to throw away. The pictures use a lot of memory (about 200K), but I'm hoping many people will want to download them and print them and I wanted the detail to be there.



Bromeliads: Photos  A through P    and    Q through End

    The Photos A through P and Photos Q through Z are indexes which lead you to pages with "thumbnails" of larger photos. I'm trying to work up a permanent alphabetical plant reference. There will be from 2 to 6 thumbnails per page to facilitate loading. You can choose the one you want and then see the enlarged version.
     The thumbnails are all 2" x 2". This may be all that some of you want. But if you want the detailed picture, it will be there. The large dimension of the full picture will be 6". The rest of the pages are set up along this model.  

     Send me some pictures of your plants. I would like to share them with everyone! 




 

Other Bromeliad Topics
      I'm sorry, but the Latest Listing of Bromeliad Binomials is not available to me for posting here.

Previous Edition of the Bromeliad Binomials, 2002

cj
Newbies Bromeliad Publications Bromeliad Inventories
Hybrid Bromeliads Colombia Plant Index Pictorial Definitions
Non-Puppers Riffle Glossary Family Pictures
Special Topics Bromeliads of Colombia Big Pix
Journal Covers Growing experiences
Guest Pics Australia


Non-Bromeliad Topics 
Bonsai

Blooming Trees of San Luis Obispo Amazonas/ Galapagos
Calendar 1999  Calendar 2000  Calendar 2001
Calendar 2002  Calendar 2003  Calendar 2004  Assorted Pics
Calendar 2005  Calendar 2006  Orchid Species 
Caudiciforms Non-Brom Puzzles
3D Pix Non-Brom Plants

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P-51 Mustang Pilots' Association
Brachychiton bidwillii
Printer
Comparison
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Bromeliad Information Sources 


    I recommend that you join the Bromeliad Society.  

To join BSI, send $30 ($35 dual, same address!) to Carolyn Schoenau, PO Box 12981, Gainesville FL 32604, or write her at membership@bsi.org. 

     BSI Publications (Bromeliad Society International) are available from George Allaria at 2265 W. 239th Street, Torrance CA 90501. (bromman@earthlink.net)  
    I recommend that you join the "Bromeliad Taxonomists and Growers Discussion List" (BROM-L) at BROM-L@NIC. SURFNET.NL . It was maintained by the Tropical Data Base (BDT) located in Brasil and owned by Cassio van den Berg (c.van.den.berg@rgb.kew.org.uk). Some problems arose and the list is now maintained by Dr. Eric Gouda at the Unversity of Utrecht, Netherlands. There you will find instructions on how to list yourself and find letters and indexes etc.





Links to Other Bromeliad Places

Professional Pages:  Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies 
Garden Web World - A Charity Web Site - Jewels of the Plant Kingdom from around the World  
Professor Dr. Ludwig Buckup 
Dr. David Benzing of Oberlin University can be reached through
      david.benzing@oberlin.edu.

Brom-L - Bromeliad Taxonomists and Growers List
GuiaVerdee 
Huntington Gardens 
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 
Sociedade Brasileira de Bromelias
University of Vienna Botanic Gardens, Dr. Walter Till 
Central Coast New South Wales Bromeliad Society 
The Amateur's Digest (caudiciforms) 
Bromeliads-for-beginners 
Sunshine Coast Bromeliad Society
Gold Coast Succulent and Bromeliad Society Inc.
The Bromeliad Society of Queensland, Inc. (Australia)
The Bromeliad Society of San Francisco
Bromeliads in Australia
The Cryptanthus Society

Commercial Bromeliad Pages: 
Bird Rock Tropicals, Pam Koide
Serra Gardens, Don Newcomer 
Tillandsia International, Frank Messina
Dennis and Linda Cathcart at Tropiflora

Personal Bromeliad Pages: 

Rusty Luthe 
Tennis Maynard 
Per Nilsson 
Non-Bromeliad Links: 

Bonsai Headquarters
Juno Beach Orchids
Corey's Palm Trees
BALLARAT CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY



 


Please let me know if something is incorrect or is in trouble for any cause.
Please send your note to Charles Dills in California, USA.


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