|BROMELIA BALANSAE |
This relative of the pineapple looks like a pineapple and suckers readily. The flesh of this yellow fruit is very acidic and unpalatable. It contains a great deal of calcium oxalate, but it can be diluted and made into a pleasant tasting drink. Flowers are similar to the pineapple's but not as tightly placed, the ovaries being separate rather than fused. Bromelias are quite cold tolerant.