Aechmea

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Aechmea
Aechmea fasciata inflorescence.jpg
Aechmea fasciata inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Ruiz & Pav.
Species

Over 250, see text.

Synonyms

Echinostachys Brongn. ex Planch.
Gravisia Mez
Hoplophytum Beer
Pothuava Gaudich.
Streptocalyx Beer
Wittmackia Mez

Aechmea mertensii

Aechmea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The name comes from the Greek “aichme” (a spear). Aechmea has 8 subgenera and 255 species distributed from Mexico through South America. Most of the species in this genus are epiphytes.

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