Navia (plant)

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Navia caulescens.jpg
Navia caulescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Navioideae
Genus: Navia
Schult. & Schult.f.

Navia is a genus of plants in the family Bromeliaceae, containing 95 species.[1][2] Described as early as 1830 in Guyana, they are commonly cultivated for their colorful foliage and inflorescences. All the species are native to northern South America (Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, northern Brazil).[3][4][5]



  1. ^ Givnish, Thomas J.; Barfuss, Michael H. J.; Van Ee, Benjamin; Riina, Ricarda; Schulte, Katharina; Horres, Ralf; Gonsiska, Philip A.; Jabaily, Rachel S.; Crayn, Darren M.; Smith, J. Andrew C.; Winter, Klaus (May 2011). "Phylogeny, adaptive radiation, and historical biogeography in Bromeliaceae: Insights from an eight-locus plastid phylogeny". American Journal of Botany. 98 (5): 872–895. doi:10.3732/ajb.1000059. hdl:2027.42/142109. PMID 21613186.
  2. ^ Gouda, E.J. & Butcher, D. (cont. updated) A List of Accepted Bromeliaceae Names []. University Botanic Gardens, Utrecht (accessed: 20-12-2019).
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Bromeliales
  5. ^ Smithsonian Contributions to Botany

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