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Genus: Aechmea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Bromeliaceae

About 204 species, native to southern Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies, with 42 species cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Aechmea alopecurus

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea angustifolia (Achupa)

Native from Costa Rica to Bolivia.

 

Aechmea aquilega (Bosananas, Caraguata guacu)

Native to the Caribean.

 

Aechmea aquilegioides

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea araneosa

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea beeriana (Ananás bravo)

Native from Colombia to Bolivia.

 

Aechmea blumenavii

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea bracteata (Papagaya)

Native from Mexico to Venezuela.

 

Aechmea bromeliifolia (Piña del monte)

Native from Guatemala to Argentina.

 

Aechmea calyculata

Native to Brazil and Argentina.

 

Aechmea caudata

Native to Brazil.

Aechmea chantinii

Native from Colombia to Peru.

 

Aechmea chlorophylla

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea contracta

Native from Colombia to Peru.

 

Aechmea cylindrata

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea dichlamydea

Native to Trinidad and Venezuela.

 

Aechmea distichantha (Caraguatá)

Native from Brazil to Argentina.

 

Aechmea eurycorymbus

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea fasciata

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea fendleri

Native to Venezuela and Trinidad.

 

Aechmea fraudulosa

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea gamosepala

Native to Brazil. Not recorded in Glen (2002).

Aechmea gamosepala var. nivea

Aechmea gracilis

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea kleinii

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea lueddemanniana

Native from Mexico to Guatemala.

 

Aechmea mariae-reginae

Native to Costa Rica.

 

Aechmea mertensii (Gűicundo)

Native from Colombia to Peru.

 

Aechmea miniata

 

Aechmea mulfordii

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea muricata

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea nallyi

Native to Peru.

 

Aechmea nudicaulis

Native from Mexico to Brazil.

 

Aechmea orlandiana

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea pectinata

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea phanerophlebia

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea pineliana

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea podantha

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea racinae

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea recurvata

Native from Brazil to Argentina.

 

Aechmea triangularis

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea victoriana

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea weilbachii

Native to Brazil.

 

Aechmea wittmackiana

Native to Brazil.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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