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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Pitcairnioideae
Genus: Sequencia
Species: S. serrata
Binomial name
Sequencia serrata
(L.B.Sm.) Givnish

Brocchinia serrata L.B.Sm

Sequencia is a monotypic genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Pitcairnioideae. The sole species is Sequencia serrata (originally Brocchinia serrata), endemic to the Vaupés region of Colombia.[1]

Formerly in the genus Brocchinia, the genus was separated based on DNA sequence details (hence its name) and restriction site characteristics.[2] Some authorities are accepting the altered taxonomy, while others are not.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Givnish, Thomas J.; Millam, Kendra C.; Berry, Paul E.; Sytsma, Kenneth J. (2007). "Phylogeny, Adaptive Radiation, and Historical Biogeography of Bromeliaceae Inferred from ndhF Sequence Data" (PDF). Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany. 23 (1): 18.