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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Pitcairnioideae
Genus: Connellia

Connellia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Pitcairnioideae. The genus name is for Frederick Vavasour McConnell, English ornithologist and biologist (1868-1914). There are 6 known species, all native to the Guyana Highlands of Guyana and Venezuela.[1][2][3]


  1. Connellia augustae (R. Schomburgk) N.E. Brown
  2. Connellia caricifolia L.B. Smith
  3. Connellia nahoumii Leme
  4. Connellia nutans L.B. Smith
  5. Connellia quelchii N.E. Brown
  6. Connellia varadarajanii L.B. Smith & Steyermark


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Smith, L.B. & R. J. Downs. 1974. Pitcairnioideae (Bromeliaceae), Part I. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 14(1): 1–660.
  3. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

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