Based on information from many Botanical sources by Derek Butcher, August 2016.
If you come across a botanical term that you are not sure of, please contact me. I might not know the answer but can try to find out and add it the list.
These days you can do a Google search for meanings but it can become complicated and confusing. When reading Bromeliad plant descriptions and learned articles over the years I have found strange words where I need a dictionary or Thesaurus to help me understand. If you cannot understand my understandings please let us know. Derek Butcher