07 - ANANÁS

Ananas ananasoides (BROMELIACEAE) 

07- Ananas - Ananas ananasoides (BROMELIACEAE)

Want something more tropical? In this, the savanna wins over African savannas, there are no pineapples. Pineapple is the wild form that originated the domestic varieties. Its hard, pointed leaves act as an impassable protective fence. Pineapples protect more delicate and rare plants.

Distribution: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. In Brazil, it occurs in the North, the Amazon, the Northeast and the Midwest and the Southeast, in Minas Gerais and São Paulo. Common in field, cerrado and cerradão formations as well as Atlantic forest.

Situation in São Paulo: Rare.

How to plant: Pineapples can be planted from their crown, but pineapple preserves seeds in each section of the fruit. Biologist Rafael Consolmagno, who germinated some for the Cerrado Infinito, teaches that the pulp must be removed and the seeds cleaned to be placed in a glass jar with a moistened absorbent paper. When they germinate in about 6 days, just plant in a small pot with vegetable soil, keeping moist and expect to grow until they are large enough to plant in the final place in full sun.

Uses: Ornamental plant, can be used in landscaping in the formation of hedges and massifs, blooming from June to February and fruiting from October to June. Its fruits are edible in the form of jellies.

WANDERLEY, MGL; MARTINS, SE (COORDS.) BROMELIACEAE IN: MELHEN, TS ET AL. FANEROGAMIC FLORA OF THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO. INSTITUTE OF BOTANICS, SÃO PAULO, VOL. 5, PP: 39-162, 2007.

THE RED ANANÁS

THE RED ANANÁS

Pico do Jaraguá is Guarani! I photographed this pineapple in an open area in the Itakupé village, where it has fragments of cerrado, with several species. Too bad they are planting trees in some of these countryside areas. Soon these plants without the sun will disappear.

WILD PINEAPPLE !!!

WILD PINEAPPLE !!!

Árvores são tratadas como a panacéia da ecologia! InfelizTrees are treated as the panacea for ecology! Unfortunately, people have no understanding that there are other necessarymente as pessoas não tem entendimento de que existem outros biomas necessários, e o cerrado mais uma vez é tratado como "mato sem valor". É urgente evoluir a percepção para outras fitofisionomias importantes que precisam também ser preservadas, todas estão conectadas, e somos nós que as separamos estabelecendo distinções.

AGROCERRADO

AGROCERRADO

The Indians were "agrocerradeiros"! The rotating cultivation of the indigenous swidden opens clearings in the forest. Theories suggest that indigenous activity is one of the reasons for the São Paulo cerrado to have survived in the middle of the Atlantic Forest. First pineapple harvest after 3 years in the Cerrado Infinito.

CROWN AWARDED

CROWN AWARDED

The crown of the fruit always has several seedlings, pineapples are bromeliads, and it is very simple to reproduce from the crown.

TASTE-FREE PINEAPPLE

TASTE-FREE PINEAPPLE

Of course it depends on several factors, but this pineapple didn't taste interesting. In the end, perhaps he was not quite mature. But I harvested it anyway, as it is common to be stolen. Many people do not collaborate, would it be too complicated to ask for seedlings?

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