Aechmea recurvata

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Aechmea recurvata
Aechmea recurvata var ortgiesii 1.jpg
var. ortgiesii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Subgenus: Ortgiesia
Species: A. recurvata
Binomial name
Aechmea recurvata
(Klotzsch) L.B. Smith
Synonyms[1]
  • Macrochordion recurvatum Klotzsch
  • Ortgiesia recurvata (Klotzsch) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress
  • Aechmea benrathii Mez
  • Aechmea rupestris F.Muell. ex Ule
  • Aechmea ortgiesii Baker

Aechmea recurvata is a species of the genus Aechmea. This species is native to southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and northern Argentina.[1][2][3]

Varieties[edit]

Three varieties are recognized:[1]

  1. Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii (Mez) Reitz - Santa Catarina
  2. Aechmea recurvata var. ortgiesii (Baker) Reitz - São Paulo
  3. Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata - most of species range

Cultivars[edit]

The species is widely cultivated as an ornamental. Many cultivars are recorded, including[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Sant'Ana Melhem, T., das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M., Ehlin Martins, S., Jung-Mendaçolli, S.L., Shepherd, G.J. & Kirizawa, M. (eds.) (2007). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 5: 1-476. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.
  3. ^ Martinelli, G., Magalhães Vieira, C., Gonzalez, M., Leitman, P., Piratininga, A. Ferreira da Costa, A. & Campostrini Forzza, R. (2008). Bromeliaceae da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: lista de espécies, distribuição e conservação. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 209-258.
  4. ^ BSI Cultivar Registry Retrieved 11 October 2009