Billbergia pyramidalis

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Billbergia pyramidalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Genus: Bromelioideae
Subgenus: Billbergia
Species: B. pyramidalis
Binomial name
Billbergia pyramidalis
(Sims) Lindl.
  • Bromelia pyramidalis Sims
  • Billbergia thyrsoidea Mart. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Tillandsia farinosa Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Billbergia atrorosea Drapiez
  • Billbergia loddigesii Steud.
  • Pitcairnia fastuosa C.Morren
  • Billbergia splendida Lem.
  • Jonghea splendida Lem.
  • Billbergia croyana De Jonghe ex Lem.
  • Billbergia miniatorosea Lem.
  • Billbergia fastuosa (C.Morren) Beer
  • Billbergia longifolia K.Koch & C.D.Bouché
  • Billbergia paxtonii Beer
  • Billbergia punicea Beer
  • Billbergia lemoinei André
  • Billbergia andegavensis André
  • Billbergia schultesiana Baker
  • Billbergia setosa Baker

Billbergia pyramidalis is a species in the genus Billbergia. It is native to Brazil, Venezuela, French Guiana, Lesser Antilles and Cuba; it is also reportedly naturalized in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and on the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.[1][2][3][4][5]

The flowers on an individual plant last less than one month, but nearly all the plants will come into bloom at the same time in the late summer. They are equally distributed as a terrestrial or epiphytic. When planted in the ground, they quickly create large clumps, and when planted at the base of a tree, will slowly climb the trunk.


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Sant'Ana Melhem, T., das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M., Ehlin Martins, S., Jung-Mendaçolli, S.L., Shepherd, G.J. & Kirizawa, M. (eds.) (2007). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 5: 1-476. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.
  3. ^ da Costa, A.F. & Wendt, T. (2007). Bromeliaceae na região de Macaé de Cima, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 58: 905-939.
  4. ^ Martinelli, G., Magalhães Vieira, C., Gonzalez, M., Leitman, P., Piratininga, A. Ferreira da Costa, A. & Campostrini Forzza, R. (2008). Bromeliaceae da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: lista de espécies, distribuição e conservação. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 209-258.
  5. ^ Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

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