Billbergia

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Billbergia
Bromeliad spike.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Billbergia
Thunb.
Synonyms[1]
  • Anacyclia Hoffmanns.
  • Eucallias Raf.
  • Jonghea Lem.
  • Cremobotrys Beer
  • Helicodea Lem.
  • Pseudaechmea L.B.Sm. & Read

Billbergia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus, named for the Swedish botanist, zoologist, and anatomist Gustaf Johan Billberg, is divided into two subgenera: Billbergia and Helicodea. They are native to forest and scrub, up to an altitude of 1,700 m (5,577 ft), in southern Mexico, the West Indies, Central America and South America, with many species endemic to Brazil.[1]

They are rosette-forming, evergreen perennials, usually epiphytic in habit, often with brilliantly coloured flowers.[2]

Species[edit]

Billbergia pyramidalis
Billbergia pyramidalis
Billbergia vittata Brongniart

Cultivars[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bromeliaceae". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 632.