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Welcome to the
Bromeliad Society of San Francisco.

We are dedicated to the growth and spread of horticultural and scientific knowledge of the Bromeliad Family (Bromeliaceae) and enthusiasm for the preservation of its species and habitats.

For cultural information about Bromeliads go to BSI

Hardy Bromeliads for Bay Area Gardens

What are your Hardiest Bromeliads for the Bay Area?
Outside the Bay Area? The Tropiflora List

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Be sure to check our Links and Scrapbook.

Birdrock Display

November 15: Ecuador II: Bromeliads Paradise
If there is one country on earth that would offer such a variety of habitats is Ecuador: dessert, coast, Andes, Amazon Forest, Pacific Forest. It is not surprising that such a small country boots the second largest of bird species in the world (second to Colombia) and over 4000 species of Orchids! Well, it is not surprising either that the country also offers an abundance genus of bromeliads from all different habitats: Tillandsia Vriesea, Griggea, Pitcairnia, Puya, Guzmania, are among some of them with many species to see and discover. This new presentation will cover the whole country with its incredible habitats from the last two expeditions in 2017 and 2018.

GuillermoRiveraGuillermo Rivera
Born in Argentina. Owner of PLANT EXPEDITIONS (former South America Nature Tours) a company dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 17 years, throughout South America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador), Mexico and South Africa, Madagascar, and Namibia, with emphasis on plants: bromeliads, orchids, cacti, and other succulents. Former researcher at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. BS degree in Biology University of Cordoba MS Marine Biology. Northeastern University. PhD in Botany University of Cordoba.














BSSF Welcomes Guests
and New Members.

Meetings held
3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at
S. F. County Fair Building, Recreation Room
1199 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way (entrance to Golden Gate Park), San Francisco
(Note, February meeting is on the 28th)
See Maps for directions.






Membership is $15US per person or $20US per household annually. Membership includes a Monthly Newsletter sent via email or snail mail.

Checks may be payable to BSSF and sent to
Harold Charns Tres.
255 States St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94114
or contact Harold.

See Photos of past tours in our Facebook Page.

FLora Edsel

Bromeliad Growing
The Bromeliad Society of San Francisco is an affiliate of the Bromeliad Society International, BSI. For complete botanical, habitat and horticultural information and indentification the BSI site is the best place to begin. The BSI publishes a bimonthly color journal with the latest bromeliad information and discoveries and membership is encouraged.

Visit our Links Page to other societies in San Francisco or of similar interest. You will also find information for cultural care and Bromeliad nurseries.
Be sure to also check the many links on the BSI site.

To contact the webdesigner for this page email Dan.




The Bromeliad Society International

for Bromeliad Cultivation and Identification Information