Ananus fritzmuelleri

Ananus fritzmuelleri

Takeover Day Scotland is a celebration of children and young people’s contribution to museums, galleries and historic homes. It is a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the Garden.

I am a pupil at Broughton Primary School, Edinburgh and have chosen a plant from the tropical plant houses as seasonal plant of interest. I was attracted to the pineapple in fruit.

Its full Latin name is Ananus fritzmuelleri it was collected in Brazil in 1980 by Mr Leppard.

Pineapples are in the family Bromeliaceae and are found in tropical regions of the world. This species is a terrestrial species.

The pineapple you eat is a fusion of many fruits.