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Pineapple (Ananas comosus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Ananas
  • Ananassa Lindl.
  • Pseudananas Hassl. ex Harms in H.G.A.Engler

Ananas is a plant genus in the family Bromeliaceae.[1] It is native to South America. The genus contains Ananas comosus, the pineapple.[2]


The genus Ananas includes only two species:[2][3]

Image Scientific name Common Name Native Distribution
Ananas 01.JPG Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. Pineapple East of the Andes, from northern South America to northern Argentina.[2]
Ananas macrodontes in a botanical garden in Münster, Germany.jpg Ananas macrodontes E.Morren False Pineapple Coastal Brazil and basins of Parana and Paraguay rivers to northern Argentina.[2]



  1. ^ a b "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew".
  2. ^ a b c d Bartholomew, D. P.; Paull, Robert E.; Rohrbach, K. G. (2002). The Pineapple: Botany, Production, and Uses. CABI. pp. 23–28. ISBN 9780851999791.
  3. ^ Govaerts, Rafaël; d'Eeckenbrugge, Geo Coppens (2015). "Synonymies in Ananas (Bromeliaceae)". Phytotaxa. 239 (3): 273–279. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.239.3.8. ISSN 1179-3163.

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