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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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Roraima Tepui

August 16: "Return to the Lost World: Bromeliads of Roraima Tepui and the Gran Sabana" with Christy Brenner
The Venezuelan Tepuis are "islands in the sky" that provide unique environments for many Bromeilads and other plants. Cristy first visited Auyan Tepui (famous for Angel Falls) in 2007, when expedition members helicoptered to the top to explore it's unusual landscape. Tepuis are very addictive, and in 2013, she returned to Venezuela to hike up Roraima Tepui (over 9,000') to see it's bizarre landscapes and unique Bromeliads. These include plants such as Brocchinias, Connellias, Lindmanias, Puyas, and Tillandsias. On the second part of the trip, she visited the lower elevation region of Canaima Lagoon and the base of Angel Falls. This area has more tropical Bromeliads such as Guzmanias, Navias, Vrieseas, and Pitcairnias.

Cristy Brenner

Cristy is the President of the Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society in Mission Viejo. She has presented several talks at BSI conferences and is also a BSI judge. As a recently retired Community College Geography professor, she has visited all of the continents, but in recent years has concentrated on regions with Bromeliads. She has observed and photographed Bromeliads in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.





Cristy Brenner Venezuela
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.

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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.

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