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

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Canistropsis is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae.

The genus name is from the genus Canistrum and the Greek “opsis” (resembling).

All 11 species of this genus are endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome (Mata Atlantica Brasileira), located in southeastern Brazil.[1]


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  1. ^ "BROMELIACEAE da MATA ATLÂNTICA BRASILEIRA: Lista de ESPÉCIES, DISTRIBUIÇÃO e CONSERVAÇÃO"; Rodriguésia 59, February 2008; ppg 209−258; article−(in Portuguese), abstract−(in English) species lists−(in Latin); Canistropsis species & states endemic in-ppg 226−227; accessed 30 May 2016.

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