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Genus: Guzmania

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 170 species of epiphytes, native to tropical regions of the Americas. Forteen species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Guzmania angustifolia

Native from Nicaragua to Ecuador.

 

Guzmania coriostachya

Native from Costa Rica to Ecuador.

 

Guzmania cylindrica

Native to Colombia and Ecuador.

 

Guzmania donell-smithii

Native to Costa Rica and Panama.

 

Guzmania erythrolepis

Native to Panama and the West Indies.

 

Guzmania lingulata

Native from Belize to Bolivia, as well as the West Indies.

 

Guzmania mitis

Native from Costa Rica to Ecuador.

 

Guzmania monostachia

Native from southeastern USA to Peru.

 

Guzmania multiflora

Native to Colombia and Ecuador.

 

Guzmania musaica

Native to Panama and Colombia.

 

Guzmania nicaraguensis

Native from Mexico to Panama.

 

Guzmania patula

Native from Costa Rica to Brazil.

 

Guzmania sanguinea

Native to Ecuador.

 

Guzmania zahnii

Native to Costa Rica and Panama.

 

Publications

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

 

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