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Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Tillandsioideae
Tribus: Glomeropitcairnieae
Genus: Glomeropitcairnia
Species: G. erectiflora – G. penduliflora

Glomeropitcairnia Mez, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 5: 232 (1905)

Type species: Glomeropitcairnia penduliflora (Griseb.) Mez, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 5: 232 (1905)


Mez, C.C. (1905) Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier, sér. 2 5: 232. BHL
Barfuss, M. H. J., Samuel, R., Till, W. & Stuessy, T.F. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships in subfamily Tillandsioideae (Bromeliaceae) based on DNA sequence data from seven plastid regions. American Journal of Botany, 92(2): 337–351: DOI: 10.3732/ajb.92.2.337 PDF Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Glomeropitcairnia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Apr. 9. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Glomeropitcairnia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 9 2015. 2015. Glomeropitcairnia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Apr. 9.

Vernacular names
中文: 傘鳳梨屬

Glomeropitcarnia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. The genus name is from the Latin “glomero” (to form into a ball) and the genus Pitcairnia.[2] It has two known species, native to Venezuela, Trinidad and the Lesser Antilles.[1][3][4]


This plant group had been classified as a genera within the Pitcairnioideae subfamily, but modern cladistic and DNA analysis has revealed them as a member of Tillandsioideae, most closely related to the Guzmania and Mezobromelia genera. The only two species of this plant described to date are G. penduliflora and G. erectiflora, both common to the Caribbean. Among tank bromeliads they are noted as being able to store the most water, up to five gallons, providing a water source for other biota (with special reference to the environmentally sensitive El Tucuche Golden Tree Frog - Phytotriades auratus ).[5]

Glomeropitcairnia erectiflora Mez - Trinidad, Venezuela (including Venezuelan Antilles)
Glomeropitcairnia penduliflora (Grisebach) Mez - Lesser Antilles


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Bromeliad Info - Genera Etymology". BSI. Archived from the original on 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
Barfuss, M.H.J., Samuel, R., Till, W. & Stussy, T.F. (2005). Phylogenetic relationships in subfamily Tillandsioideae (Bromeliaceae) based in DNA sequence data from seven placid regions. American Journal of Botany 92: 337-351.
A. J. Gilmartin, G. K. Brown, G. S. Varadarajan, M. Neighbours (Jul. - Sep., 1989), Status of Glomeropitcairnia within Evolutionary History of Bromeliaceae, Systematic Botany, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 339–348

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