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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
Aechmea

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Bahamas

Aechmea Ruiz & Pav. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Plowman, T. [6468], Peru 44875.000
Glaziou, A. [13265], Brazil K000893867
s.coll. [s.n.] K000893866

First published in Fl. Peruv. Prodr.: 47 (1794)

Accepted by

  • Aguirre-Santoro, J. & Betancur, J. (2008). Sinopsis del Género Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) para Colombia Caldasia 30: 265-288.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Sant'Ana Melhem, T., das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M., Ehlin Martins, S., Jung-Mendaçolli, S.L., Shepherd, G.J. & Kirizawa, M. (eds.) (2007). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 5: 1-476. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.

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