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Mezobromelia capituligera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Mezobromelia

Mezobromelia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. The genus name is for Carl Christian Mez, German botanist (1866-1944).[1]

The species of this genus are rare in cultivation. They are native to the West Indies and northern South America.[2]


  1. Mezobromelia bicolor L.B. Smith - Colombia, Ecuador
  2. Mezobromelia brownii H. Luther - Ecuador
  3. Mezobromelia capituligera (Grisebach) J.R. Grant - West Indies (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Trinidad, Leeward Islands), South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)
  4. Mezobromelia fulgens L.B. Smith - Ecuador
  5. Mezobromelia hospitalis (L.B. Smith) J.R. Grant - Colombia
  6. Mezobromelia hutchisonii (L.B. Smith) W. Weber & L.B. Smith - Peru
  7. Mezobromelia lyman-smithii Rauh & Barthlott - Ecuador
  8. Mezobromelia magdalenae (L.B. Smith) J.R. Grant - Colombia


  1. ^ Bromeliad Society International, Genera Etymology
  2. ^ V. Padilla Bromeliads (1977), pp.78 Crown Publishers, Inc ISBN 0-517-50045-0

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