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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Cipuropsis

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Cipuropsis is a genus of flowering plant in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the Caribbean, southern Central America and northwestern South America.[2] The genus was first described by Ule in 1907.[1]


As of October 2022, different circumscriptions of the genus are in use. In the narrow sense, the segregate genera Josemania and Mezobromelia are recognized; in the broad sense, these are sunk into Cipuropsis. Species accepted by the Encyclopedia of Bromeliads using the narrow sense are:[3]

Additional species accepted by Plants of the World Online using the broad sense are listed below, together with placements in Josemania and Mezobromelia.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Cipuropsis Ule", The International Plant Names Index, retrieved 2022-10-27
  2. ^ a b "Cipuropsis Ule", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2022-10-27
  3. ^ Gouda, Eric J.; Butcher, Derek; Gouda, Kees (2022), "genus Cipuropsis Ule", Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads, Utrecht University Botanic Gardens, retrieved 2022-10-27 (use → to move to individual species)