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Genus: Catopsis

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

Over 20 species, native from Florida to Brazil, as well as the Caribbean. Five species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Catopsis floribunda

Native from Florida to Venezuela.

 

Catopsis hahnii

Native Mexico to Nicaragua.

 

Catopsis juncifolia

Native to Guatemala and Panama.

 

Catopsis morreniana

Native from Mexico to Costa Rica.

 

Catopsis sessiliflora

Native from Mexico to Brazil, also the West Indies.

 

Publications

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

 

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