[Excerpt From:] CONCERNING HORTICULTURAL MISINFORMATION

Mulford B. Foster

Dr. Richard A. Howard, Professor of Botany. Harvard University, and veteran collector in the Caribbean, called to our attention a bromeliad faux pas that is the most incredible yet. In "The Travellers Tree" by P. L. Fermor on page 253 is a description of Port au Prince, capital of Haiti, which concludes with this statement: "The telephone wires running beside the road to the capitol were bearded, every few inches with the wispy little hanging nests of hummingbirds." What do you think of that for Tillandsia recurvata!

[Taken from Journal of the Bromeliad Society - Volume 2, Number 6]


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