Aechmea

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Aechmea
Aechmea fasciata inflorescence.jpg
Aechmea fasciata inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Ruiz & Pav.
Species

Over 250, see text.

Synonyms

Echinostachys Brongn. ex Planch. 1854 not E. Mey. 1838
Gravisia Mez
Hoplophytum Beer
Pothuava Gaudich.
Streptocalyx Beer
Wittmackia Mez

Aechmea mertensii

Aechmea is a genus in the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The name comes from the Greek aichme (a spear). Aechmea has eight subgenera and 255 species distributed from Mexico through South America. Most of the species in this genus are epiphytes.

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