Encholirium

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Encholirium
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Encholirium horridum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Pitcairnioideae
Genus: Encholirium
Schult.f.
Species

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Encholirium is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Pitcairnioideae. The genus name is from the Greek “enchos” (spear) and “leiron” (lily).[1]

This genus is native to Brazil where many occur exclusively in arid, rocky conditions. Some species of Encholirium are limited in number and have been the focus of conservation efforts.[2] These plants, which have been observed being pollinated by bats,[3] are commonly confused with Dyckia.

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  1. ^ http://www.bsi.org/brom_info/genera.html
  2. ^ SpringerLink - Journal Article
  3. ^ Cat.Inist