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

Disteganthus is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus name is from the Greek “dis” (two), “steg” (covering), and “anthos” (flower).[1] They are considered a primitive genus among bromeliads and are only found in terrestrial environments. Distenganthus has three known species, native to northeastern South America.[2][3][4]


  1. Disteganthus basilateralis Lemaire - French Guiana
  2. Disteganthus calatheoides (L.B.Sm.) L.B.Sm. & Read - Amapá, French Guiana
  3. Disteganthus lateralis (L.B. Smith) Gouda - French Guiana, Suriname


  1. ^ http://www.bsi.org/brom_info/genera.html
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-20. . Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  4. ^ Smith, L.B. & R. J. Downs. 1979. Bromelioideae (Bromeliaceae), Part III. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 14(3): 1493–2142.

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