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Catopsis berteroniana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Catopsis
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Catopsis distribution
  • Tussacia Klotzsch ex Beer 1856, not Rchb. 1824 nor Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f. 1829 nor Benth. 1846
  • Pogospermum Brongn.

Catopsis is a genus in the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. The genus name is from the Greek “kata” (hanging down) and “opsis” (appearance). Catopsis is a genus of plants widespread across much of Latin America from Mexico to Brazil, plus Florida and the West Indies.[1] One of the species, Catopsis berteroniana, is thought to be carnivorous.


  1. Catopsis berteroniana (Schultes f.) Mez - from Bahamas, Florida, Chiapas and Veracruz south to Brazil
  2. Catopsis compacta Mez - Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco
  3. Catopsis delicatula L.B. Smith - Guatemala, southern Mexico
  4. Catopsis floribunda L.B. Smith - West Indies, Venezuela, Honduras, Oaxaca, Florida
  5. Catopsis juncifolia Mez & Wercklé - from Veracruz to Panama
  6. Catopsis micrantha L.B. Smith - Panama
  7. Catopsis minimiflora Matuda - Chiapas
  8. Catopsis montana L.B.Sm. - Cuba, Central America
  9. Catopsis morreniana Mez - from Veracruz to Costa Rica
  10. Catopsis nitida (Hooker) Grisebach - from Veracruz to Panama; Greater Antilles
  11. Catopsis nutans (Swartz) Grisebach - Florida, Central America, Greater Antilles, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador
  12. Catopsis oerstediana Mez - southern Mexico, Central America
  13. Catopsis paniculata E. Morren - southern Mexico, Central America
  14. Catopsis pedicellata L.B.Sm - Guatemala, Costa Rica, southern Mexico
  15. Catopsis pisiformis Rauh - Panama
  16. Catopsis sessiliflora (Ruiz & Pavón) Mez - West Indies; Latin America from Puebla and Jalisco south to Peru
  17. Catopsis subulata L.B. Smith - Guatemala, Honduras, Chiapas, Oaxaca
  18. Catopsis wangerinii Mez & Wercklé - Central America, Colombia, Chiapas, Veracruz
  19. Catopsis wawranea Mez - Veracruz, Oaxaca, Belize
  20. Catopsis werckleana Mez - Costa Rica


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