Plant ID forum: Dwarf Pineapple (Ananas comosus var. microstachys)

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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Aug 11, 2015 8:02 PM CST
I want to add my pictures to the plant database but I can't find the right names for it.






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bamira
Aug 11, 2015 8:31 PM CST

Pineapple (Ananas comosus) I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Aug 11, 2015 8:43 PM CST
Mine looks different it's only red when it's young and blooming. When it is done blooming it turns to a regular pineapple color.


Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Aug 12, 2015 3:11 PM CST
Check Ananas nanus. https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylc=X1MDMjE0MjQ3ODk0OAR...
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Aug 12, 2015 5:20 PM CST
I've established that the Latin word "Ananas" means Pineapple and "nanus" means dwarf. So, the scientific name for my plant would be "Ananas- nanus". My dwarf pineapple is the standard color, not the red often seen in dwarf varieties. Based on my research, regardless of the color, the genus and species name will remain the same. Hurray!
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Aug 13, 2015 7:41 PM CST
OK.... I'm still having a hard time adding this plant to the database because now I can't find the trade name and the series Confused
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Aug 13, 2015 7:49 PM CST

Moderator

Heath, if you're looking for Ananas nanus it's now a synonym for Dwarf Pineapple (Ananas comosus var. microstachys) Since this is a species there is no trade name or series.
Evan
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Aug 13, 2015 8:27 PM CST
Thanks....I've been fighting with this plant for a couple of days. I think I got it figured out now and I look forward to adding more plants to the database. Thank You!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Aug 14, 2015 1:05 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Evan

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