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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Zizkaea
W.Till & Barfuss
Z. tuerckheimii
Binomial name
Zizkaea tuerckheimii
(Mez) W.Till & Barfuss

Zizkaea is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Bromeliaceae. It only contains one known species, Zizkaea tuerckheimii.[1]

It is native to the Dominican Republic and Haiti on the island of Hispaniola.[1]

The genus name of Zizkaea is in honour of Georg Zizka (b. 1955), a German evolutionary botanist and also specialist in Bromeliaceae.[2] The Latin specific epithet of tuerckheimii refers to Hans von Türckheim (1853-1920), a German plant collector.[3] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Phytotaxa Vol.279 on page 55 in 2016.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c "Zizkaea W.Till & Barfuss | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  2. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. S2CID 187926901. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Türckheim, Hans von | International Plant Names Index". www.ipni.org. International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  4. ^ BARFUSS, Michael H.J.; Till, Walter (October 2016). "Taxonomic revision of Bromeliaceae subfam. Tillandsioideae based on a multi-locus DNA sequence phylogeny and morphology". Phytotaxa. 279 (1): 1. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.279.1.1.