Aechmea smithiorum

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Aechmea Smithiorum

Aechmea smithiorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Subgenus: Platyaechmea
Species: A. smithiorum
Binomial name
Aechmea smithiorum
  • Platyaechmea smithiorum (Mez) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress
  • Aechmea lavandulacea C.H.Wright

Aechmea smithiorum is a species in the genus Aechmea. It is a medium-sized bromeliad with broad green leaves and a striking white rosette.

Aechmea smithiorum is a rare bromeliad that grows as an epiphyte and sometime terrestrially. It is indigenous to seasonal forest and lower montane rainforests of the Lesser Antilles: Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada.[2]


Two varieties are recognized:[1]

  1. Aechmea smithiorum var. longistipitata E.Gross - St. Vincent
  2. Aechmea smithiorum var. smithiorum - Lesser Antilles



  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Aechmea smithiorum Mez var. smithiorum". Plants of Saint Lucia. © 2012 Roger Graveson. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ BSI Cultivar Registry Retrieved 11 October 2009