Ochagavia

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Ochagavia
Ochagavia carnea 1.jpg
Ochagavia carnea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Ochagavia
Phil.
Synonyms[1]
  • Rhodostachys Phil.
  • Placseptalia Espinosa
  • Ruckia Regel

Ochagavia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus is named for Sylvestris Ochagavia, Chilean minister of education.[2] Endemic to southern and central Chile (including the Juan Fernández Islands),[3] this genus is represented by four accepted species.[1]

Species[edit]

  1. Ochagavia andina (Philippi) Zizka, Trumpler & Zoellner - from O'Higgins to Biobío
  2. Ochagavia carnea (Beer) L.B. Smith & Looser - from Valparaíso to La Araucanía
  3. Ochagavia elegans Philippi - Juan Fernández Islands
  4. Ochagavia litoralis (Philippi) Zizka, Trumpler & Zoellner - from Coquimbo to O'Higgins

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Bromeliad Society International - Genera Etymology
  3. ^ Steens, Andrew. Bromeliads for the Contemporary Gardener. Timber Press; Portland, Oregon USA. 2003 ISBN 0-88192-604-3

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