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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Canistrum
  • Mosenia Lindm.
  • Wittrockia Lindm.
  • Edmundoa Leme

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

The genus names is from the Greek “kanistron” (a kind of basket carried on the head).

The bromeliad genus is endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome (Mata Atlantica Brasileira), located in southeastern Brazil.[1][2][3] There are currently 22 recognized species divided into two subgeenra: Canistrum and Cucullatanthus Leme.


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  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "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). accessed 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ Fragments of the Atlantic Forest of Northeast Brazil: Biodiversity, Conservation and the Bromeliads by Jose Alves Siqueira Filho & Elton M.C. Leme, 2007 (Apr.) ISBN 85-88742-19-5

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