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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: Neoglaziovia


Neoglaziovia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae.

The genus is named in honor of Auguste François Marie Glaziou, French landscape designer and bromeliad collector (1833-1906).[2]


It has three known species, all endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome (Mata Atlantica Brasileira) in southeast Brazil.[3][4]

  1. Neoglaziovia burle-marxii' Leme — endemic to Bahia state. Named for Roberto Burle Marx (1904-1994), a renowned Brazilian artist, botanist, garden designer, and native flora collector/plantsman.
  2. Neoglaziovia concolor C.H. Wright — endemic to Bahia state
  3. Neoglaziovia variegata (Arruda da Camara) Mez — native to states of Bahia, Ceará, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Piauí, and Rio Grande do Norte.

Cultivation and uses[edit]

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]

See also[edit]

Neoglaziovia variegata in bloom.


  1. ^ J.N. Fitch (d. 1927) - Curtis's Botanical Magazine v.136 [ser.4:v.6] (1910)
  2. ^ Bromeliad Society International - Genera Etymology Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Smith, L.B. & R. J. Downs. 1979. Bromelioideae (Bromeliaceae), Part III. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 14(3): 1493–2142
  5. ^ Britannica Online Neoglaziovia

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