Brom-L Bromeliad Taxonomists and Growers Society
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Brom-L pages (features)
- Brom-L Discussion List (eMail Archives)
- Brom-L FloraPix Picture Gallery (including Casus Pro Diagnosi)
- Seed Exchange for Brom-L & BCG
- The new Bromeliad Taxon list
- Bromeliad putative Natural Hybrid list
- A Identification Key to Tillandsia and look alikes (Butcher)
- Draft of a Identification Keys to Bromeliaceae
- Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads Project (distribution and publication information, pictures, checklists by country etc.)
- Bromeliad Dwellers
- Glossary of Bromeliaceae terms based on information from many Botanical sources. by Derek Butcher August 2016
- KEY TO THE GENERA OF BROMELIACEAE. This follows roughly the information given in the Monograph by Smith and Downs (Flora Neotropica no. 14, 1974 - 77) which covered 46 genera. Many changes since and current key (Sept. 2017) covers 73 genera. Download the PDF file here..
- Bromeliad Taxonomy and Identification
- Discussion of types grown
- Cultivation techniques of certain types
- Bromeliad events
- Scientific, biological issues relating to bromeliads
- Seeding and propagating techniques
- Hybrids and hybridizing
- Anything that would be of interest to bromeliad growers
The list may not be used for:
- commercial activities (advertising)
- personal conversation that is of no interest to other members
- conversations that have nothing to do with Bromeliads or growing plants
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- Development of the new BSI Bromeliad Cultivar Register (BCR) has been done at Brom-L/BCG Server, but will be moved to bsi.org as soon as ready for it.
- Yes the new BCR is being constantly updated and to let you know what happened recently you now have a 'What's new' button to press. For example did you know that Foster did not describe xQuesmea Lyman and thanks to Aussies and Marie Selby archives we now know what the plant looks like.
- You will also note that we using a BCR watermark on our photos. This is there to deter those who copy your photos and claim them as their own and for commercial purposes. These photos remain under the ownership of the photographer who sent us copies in the first place
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History of Brom-L discussion list
The list Brom-L has been started by Cassio van den Berg in 1993 at http://bdt.org.br in Brazil and Eric Gouda (list owner) was one of the first subscribers. Some of the archives were maintained by the Tropical Database (BDT) in Brasil, but probably not available any more.
From March 2002 to June 2010 the list was hosted by the University Utrecht Botanic Garden, at
SURFNET created by Eric. For the archives or subscription, see Brom-L List Functions above.
Summer 2010 Surfnet stopped their listserv activities and the list was moved to the Utrecht University Server of the Beta Faculty
Happy growing and blooming.
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