Aechmea contracta

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Aechmea contracta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Species: A. contracta
Binomial name
Aechmea contracta
(Martius ex Schultes f.) Baker
  • Billbergia contracta Mart. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Platyaechmea contracta (Mart. ex Schult. & Schult.f.) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress
  • Aechmea trigona E.Pereira

Aechmea contracta is a species in the genus Aechmea. This species is native to Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Guyana and northern Brazil.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  3. ^ Aguirre-Santoro, J. & Betancur, J. (2008). Sinopsis del Género Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) para Colombia. Caldasia 30: 265-288.
  4. ^ Checklist of Venezuelan Bromeliaceae with Notes on Species Distribution by State and Levels of Endemism retrieved 3 November 2009