Aechmea gamosepala

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Aechmea gamosepala
Aechmea gamosepala.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Subgenus: Ortgiesia
Species: A. gamosepala
Binomial name
Aechmea gamosepala
  • Ortgiesia gamosepala (Wittm.) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress

Aechmea gamosepala is a bromeliad endemic to southern Brazil.[1][2][3] It is often cultivated as an ornamental plant. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius[4]

The following varieties are recognized :[1]

  1. Aechmea gamosepala var. gamosepala - from São Paulo State south to Rio Grande do Sul
  2. Aechmea gamosepala var. nivea Reitz, 1962 - Santa Catarina


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Versieux, L.M. & Wendt, T. (2006). Checklist of Bromeliaceae of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with notes on taxonomy and endemism. Selbyana 27: 107-146.
  3. ^ Martinelli, G., Magalhães Vieira, C., Gonzalez, M., Leitman, P., Piratininga, A. Ferreira da Costa, A. & Campostrini Forzza, R. (2008). Bromeliaceae da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: lista de espécies, distribuição e conservação. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 209-258.
  4. ^ Flora Brasiliensis: Aechmea gamosepala

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Inflorescence with pink calyces and leaves