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Genus: Canistropsis

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

Eleven species, native mainly to Brazil. Five species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002), where these species are placed under the genera Nidularium and Neoregelia.

Canistropsis albiflora

[= Neoregelia albiflora]

Native to Brazil.


Canistropsis billbergioides

[= Nidularium billbergioides]

Native to Brazil.


Canistropsis burchellii

[= Nidularium burchellii]

Native to Brazil.


Canistropsis microps

[= Nidularium microps]

Native to Brazil.


Canistropsis seidelii

[= Nidularium seidelii]

Native to Brazil.



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


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