Ananas erectifolius

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

Ananas erectifolius is a species of plant closely related to the pineapple. The species is native to South America (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, northern Brazil, French Guiana).[1]

The fruit is small and holds little commercial value as food. It is often grown as an ornamental plant or as a houseplant. Its leaves have spines with stripes of colors. The species is closely related to A. lucidus and sometimes regarded as a synonym of that species.[2]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

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