Cryptanthus

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Earth Star
JWGII Cryptanthus zonatus 02.JPG
Cryptanthus zonatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Cryptanthus
Otto & A.Dietr.
Synonyms[1]

Cryptanthus is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus name is from the Greek “cryptos” (hidden) and “anthos” (flower). This genus has two recognized subgenera: the type subgenus and Hoplocryptanthus Mez. All species of this genus are endemic to Brazil.[1][2] The common name for any Cryptanthus is "Earth Star".[3]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ BROMELIACEAE DA MATA ATLÂNTICA BRASILEIRA retrieved 22 October 2009
  3. ^ http://msuplants.com/pd.asp?pid=2885

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