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Aechmea dealbata

Aechmea dealbata, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Species: Aechmea dealbata

Aechmea dealbata É.Morren ex Baker, Handb. Bromel.: 58 (1889).


Platyaechmea dealbata (É.Morren ex Baker) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress, Phytologia 69: 272 (1990).

Hoplophytum dealbatum É.Morren ex Baker, Handb. Bromel.: 58 (1889), not validly publ.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Morren, C.J.É., (1889) Handb. Bromel.: 58.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Aechmea dealbata in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jun 16. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Aechmea dealbata. Published online. Accessed: Jun 16 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Aechmea dealbata in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jun 16. 2019. Aechmea dealbata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jun 16.

Vernacular names

Aechmea dealbata is a bromeliad in the subfamily Bromelioideae. This plant species has spiny green foliage with a complex pink and purple inflorescence. It is epiphytic but will grow in soil and is commonly cultivated. This species is endemic to the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.[1][2]

Aechmea 'Bill Hobbs'
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Aechmea 'Morris Henry Hobbs'
Aechmea 'Ralph Davis'[3]


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Martinelli, G., Magalhães Vieira, C., Gonzalez, M., Leitman, P., Piratininga, A. Ferreira da Costa, A. & Campostrini Forzza, R. (2008). Bromeliaceae da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: lista de espécies, distribuição e conservação. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 209-258.
BSI Cultivar Registry Archived 2009-12-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 11 October 2009

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