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Genus: Racinaea

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 Central and South America. Four species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002), where these species are placed under the genus Tillandsia.

Racinaea ropalocarpa

[= Tillandsia ropalocarpa]

Native from Colombia to Peru.


Racinaea spiculosa

[= Tillandsia spiculosa]

Native from Colombia to Brazil.


Racinaea tenuispica

[= Tillandsia tenuispica]

Native to Colombia and Venezuela.


Racinaea tetrantha

[= Tillandsia tetrantha]

Native from Venezuela to Peru.



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


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