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Genus: Nidularium

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 44 species, native to eastern South America - mainly Brazil. Seven species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002). Some of the species listed by Glen are now placed in the genus Canistropsis.

Nidularium amazonicum

[= Wittrockia amazonica]

Native to Brazil.


Nidularium fulgens

Native to Brazil.


Nidularium innocentii

Native to Brazil.


Nidularium procerum

Native to Brazil.


Nidularium rosulatum

Native to Brazil.


Nidularium rutilans

[= Nidularium regelioides]

Native to Brazil.


Nidularium scheremetiewii

Native to Brazil.



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


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