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Greigia sphacelata
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Greigia
  • Hesperogreigia Skottsb.

Greigia is a genus of plants in the family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. It is native to Latin America from Mexico to Chile.[1] The genus is named in honour of Major General Samuel Alexjewitsch Greig, president of the Russian Horticultural Society in 1865.[2][3]

Greigias are unique among bromeliads in that they do not die after flowering. Instead, they continue to bloom every year from the same rosette.[4]



  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Bromeliad Info - Genera Etymology". Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-02-17.
  3. ^ A. W. Smith A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins, p. 176, at Google Books
  4. ^ V. Padilla Bromeliads (1977), pp.48 Crown Publishers, Inc ISBN 0-517-50045-0

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