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Araeococcus flagellifolius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Araeococcus

Araeococcus is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. It is native to northern South America, Central America and Trinidad.[1]

The genus name is from the Greek “araios” (thin, weak, slight) and the Latin “coccus” (berry). This genus is divided into two subgenera: the type subgenus and Pseudaraeococcus Mez.


Accepted species:[1]

  1. Araeococcus chlorocarpus (Wawra) Leme & J.A. Siqueira - Bahia
  2. Araeococcus flagellifolius Harms - Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, northern Brazil
  3. Araeococcus goeldianus L.B. Smith - Amapá, French Guiana
  4. Araeococcus micranthus Brongniart - Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, the Guianas, northern Brazil
  5. Araeococcus montanus Leme - Bahia
  6. Araeococcus nigropurpureus Leme & J.A. Siqueira - Bahia
  7. Araeococcus parviflorus (Martius & Schultes f.) Lindman - Bahia
  8. Araeococcus pectinatus L.B. Smith - Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia
  9. Araeococcus sessiliflorus Leme & J.A. Siqueira - Bahia


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