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Genus: Billbergia

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 60 species, native to Mexico, Central America and South America. Ten species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Billbergia alfonsi-joannis

Native to Brazil.


Billbergia amoena

Native to Brazil.


Billbergia distachia

Native to Brazil.


Billbergia minarum

Native to Brazil.


Billbergia nutans (Vierkleur)

Native from Brazil to Argentina.


Billbergia porteana

Native to Brazil and Paraguay.


Billbergia pyramidalis

Native from Cuba to Brazil.

Billbergia saundersii

[= Billbergia chlorosticta]

Native to Brazil.


Billbergia tweedieana

Native to Brazil.


Billbergia zebrina

Native from Brazil to Argentina.



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


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