Aechmea chantinii

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Amazonian Zebra Plant
Aechmea chantinii Variegata BotGardBln1105a.jpg
Cultivar 'Variegata' with coloured leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Subgenus: Platyaechmea
Species: A. chantinii
Binomial name
Aechmea chantinii
(Carrière) Baker
Synonyms[1]

Aechmea chantinii is a bromeliad native to the Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.[1][2][3] Commonly known as Amazonian Zebra Plant, it is often used as an ornamental plant.

The following subspecies are recognized :

  • Aechmea chantinii var. chantinii (Carrière) Baker, 1889 - most of species range
  • Aechmea chantinii var. fuchsii H.Luther (1987 publ. 1988). - Ecuador

Cultivars[edit]

There are numerous cultivars, including [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  3. ^ Aguirre-Santoro, J. & Betancur, J. (2008). Sinopsis del Género Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) para Colombia. Caldasia 30: 265-288.
  4. ^ BSI Cultivar Registry Retrieved 11 October 2009

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