Aechmea orlandiana

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Aechmea orlandiana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Species: A. orlandiana
Binomial name
Aechmea orlandiana

Aechmea orlandiana is species in the genus Aechmea endemic to Brazil.[1] The plant was originally collected by the Fosters in 1939 in Espírito Santo, Brazil and described by in 1941 L.B. Smith. He named it for the city of Orlando Florida based upon it being the Foster’s adopted home town and the orange bracts and white flowers also being the city colors of Orlando.[2]

The following subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • Aechmea orlandiana subsp. belloi E.Pereira & Leme (1986)
  • Aechmea orlandiana subsp. orlandiana


Cultivars include:[3]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Foster, Mulford B. and Racine (1945). Air Gardens of Brazil. Lancaster, PA: Jaques Cattell Press.
  3. ^ BSI Cultivar Registry Retrieved 11 October 2009

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