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Neoglaziovia concolor CBM.png
Neoglaziovia concolor
1910 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Neoglaziova
Neoglaziovia variegata

Neoglaziova is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. It has three known species, all endemic to eastern Brazil.[2][3] The genus is named in honor of Auguste François Marie Glaziou, French landscape architect and bromeliad collector (1833-1906).[4]


  1. Neoglaziovia burle-marxii Leme - Bahia
  2. Neoglaziovia concolor C.H. Wright - Bahia
  3. Neoglaziovia variegata (Arruda da Camara) Mez - Bahia, Ceará, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte

Cultivation and uses[edit]

The species Neoglaziovia variegata has been, and continues to be, an important part of localized markets in South America where its fibers are woven into fabric, netting and rope.[5]


  1. ^ J.N. Fitch (d. 1927) - Curtis's Botanical Magazine v.136 [ser.4:v.6] (1910)
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Smith, L.B. & R. J. Downs. 1979. Bromelioideae (Bromeliaceae), Part III. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 14(3): 1493–2142
  4. ^ Bromeliad Society International - Genera Etymology
  5. ^ Neoglaziovia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia

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