Aechmea gamosepala

Aechmea gamosepala, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Commelinidae
Ordo: Poales
Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Species: Aechmea gamosepala

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Aechmea gamosepala (syn. Ortgiesia gamosepala (Wittm.) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress) is a bromeliad native from Brazil, which is often used as an ornamental plant. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius

The following varieties are recognized :

* Aechmea gamosepala var. gamosepala Wittm., 1891
* Aechmea gamosepala var. nivea Reitz, 1962

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