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Lemeltonia dodsonii
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Lemeltonia
Barfuss & W.Till

Lemeltonia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Bromeliaceae.[1]

Its native range is Central America to north-western Peru and Trinidad. It is found in the countries of Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago and Venezuela.[1]

The genus name of Lemeltonia is in honour of Elton Martinez Carvalho Leme (b. 1960), a Brazilian botanist and specialist in Brazilian Bromeliaceae at a herbarium in Rio de Janeiro.[2] It was first described and published in Phytotaxa Vol.279 on page 41 in 2016.[1]

Known species[edit]

According to Kew;[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Lemeltonia Barfuss & W.Till | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. S2CID 187926901. Retrieved 1 January 2021.