Aechmea candida

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White bromeliad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Subgenus: Ortgiesia
Species: A. candida
Binomial name
Aechmea candida
E. Morren ex Baker

Ortgiesia candida (E.Morren ex Baker) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress

The white bromeliad (Aechmea candida) is a species of bromeliad in the genus Aechmea. This species is endemic to Brazil, where it can be found in Bahia, Espírito Santo, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, from sea level up to 150 m elevation. It is an epiphyte found growing in rocky, moist and shady areas in the thick forests. It is threatened by agriculture, urban development and logging. It is found in protected areas of the Atlantic Forest, and is cultivated in a number of botanical institutions.


  1. ^ Crook, V. & Lutz, M. (2014). "Aechmea candida". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T44393036A44416882. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T44393036A44416882.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018.