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

Fernseea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae, with two known species, both endemic to Brazil.[1] The genus was named in honor of Moravian-Austrian botanist and physician at Vienna, Dr. Heinrich Ritter Wawra von Fernsee (1831-1887) by John Gilbert Baker.[2]


  1. Fernseea bocainensis E. Pereira & Moutinho - Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
  2. Fernseea itatiaiae (Wawra) Baker - Agulhas Negras


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