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Fosterella micrantha
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Pitcairnioideae
Genus: Fosterella

Fosterella is a genus of plants in the family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Pitcairnioideae. It contains 31 recognized species, 30 native to central and western South America, one to Mesoamerica.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The genus is named after Mulford B. Foster, American horticulturist and collector (1888-1978).



  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater. 1994. Alismataceae a Cyperaceae. 6: i–xvi, 1–543. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F.
  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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  4. ^ Smith, L.B. & R. J. Downs. 1974. Pitcairnioideae (Bromeliaceae), Part I. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 14(1): 1–660.
  5. ^ Peters, J., Vásquez, R., Osinaga, A., Leme, E., Weising, K. & Ibisch, P.L. (2008). Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Fosterella (Bromeliaceae). Selbyana 29: 182-194.
  6. ^ Ribeiro, Otávio B. C.; Halbritter, Heidemarie; Forzza, Rafaela C.; Leme, Elton M. C. (2019-03-11). "Contribution to the study of the genus Fosterella (Bromeliaceae: Pitcairnioideae) in Brazil". Phytotaxa. 395 (3): 137–167. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.395.3.1. ISSN 1179-3163. S2CID 92554975.

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