Botanical name: Ananas comosus Family: Bromeliaceae (Pineapple family)
Synonyms: Ananas ananas, Bromelia ananas, Bromelia comosa
The pineapple is a tropical plant and fruit, native to Uruguay, Brazil, Puerto Rico, or Paraguay. It is a medium tall (1–1.5 m) herbaceous perennial plant with 30 or more trough-shaped and pointed leaves 30–100 cm long, surrounding a thick stem. The pineapple is an example of a multiple fruit: multiple, spirally-arranged flowers along the axis each produce a fleshy fruit that becomes pressed against the fruits of adjacent flowers, forming what appears to be a single fleshy fruit. Pineapples are the only bromeliad fruit in widespread cultivation. In India, Pineapple is most popular in Kerala and North-East India.
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