Platyaechmea zebrina (L.B.Sm.) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress
Aechmea zebrina is a species in the genus Aechmea. This species is native to Ecuador and Colombia; it is relatively common in the lowland Amazon region of eastern Ecuador and southern Colombia.
Aechmea zebrina is a large epiphytic bromeliad that can grow more than 1 metre tall and wide and hold nearly 4 litres of water between its leaves. It typically occurs in the upper canopy of overstory trees at heights of 18–45 m. A single tree can host more than 150 Aechmea zebrina.
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- Catalogue of Vascular Plants of Ecuador Archived 2006-09-26 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 12 October 2009
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- BSI Cultivar Registry Archived 2009-12-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 11 October 2009
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