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Hechtia argentea

Hechtia argentea, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Hechtioideae
Genus: Hechtia
Species: Hechtia argentea

Hechtia argentea (B.S.Williams) Baker in W.B.Hemsley, Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 317 (1884).

Dyckia argentea B.S.Williams, Choice Stove Orn.-Leav. Pl.: 197 (1870).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico (Querétaro, Hidalgo)

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

Baker, J.G. in W.B.Hemsley, 1884. Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 317.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Hechtia argentea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Jun 26. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Hechtia argentea. Published online. Accessed: Jun 26 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Hechtia argentea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Jun 26. 2019. Hechtia argentea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 26 Jun 2019.

Vernacular names

Hechtia argentea is a species of flowering plant in the Bromeliaceae family.[1] It is endemic to Mexico.

Hechtia 'Dorothy'


"Hechtia argentea (B.S.Williams) Baker". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved July 22, 2020.

Espejo-Serna, Adolfo; López-Ferrari, Ana Rosa; Ramírez-morillo, Ivón; Holst, Bruce K.; Luther, Harry E.; Till, Walter (1 June 2004). "Checklist of Mexican Bromeliaceae with Notes on Species Distribution and Levels of Endemism". Selbyana. 25 (1): 33–86. ISSN 2689-0682. JSTOR 41760147.
BSI Cultivar Registry Retrieved 11 October 2009

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