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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Bromelioideae
Genus: Ochagavia
Species: O. andina – O. carnea – O. elegans – O. litoralis

Ochagavia Phil., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 14: 647 (1856)

Type species: Ochagavia elegans Phil., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 14: 647 (1856)


Rhodostachys Phil., Linnaea 29: 57 (1858)
Placseptalia Espinosa, Bol. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat., Santiago de Chile 23: 5 (1947)
Ruckia Regel, Index Seminum (LE) 1866(Suppl.): 28 (1967)


Philippi, R.A. (1858) Anales de la Universidad de Chile 13: 168.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Ochagavia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Apr. 9. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Ochagavia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 9 2015. 2015. Ochagavia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 9 Apr. 2015.

Ochagavia is a plant genus in the plant family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus is named for Sylvestris Ochagavia, Chilean minister of education.[2] Endemic to southern and central Chile (including the Juan Fernández Islands),[3] this genus is represented by four accepted species.[1]

Image Scientific name Distribution
Ochagavia andina (Philippi) Zizka, Trumpler & Zoellner from O'Higgins to Biobío
Ochagavia carnea 3.jpg Ochagavia carnea (Beer) L.B. Smith & Looser from Valparaíso to La Araucanía
Ochagavia elegans, Conservatoire botanique national de Brest 05.jpg Ochagavia elegans Philippi Juan Fernández Islands
Ochagavia litoralis.jpg Ochagavia litoralis (Philippi) Zizka, Trumpler & Zoellner from Coquimbo to O'Higgins


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Bromeliad Society International - Genera Etymology". Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
Steens, Andrew. Bromeliads for the Contemporary Gardener. Timber Press; Portland, Oregon USA. 2003 ISBN 0-88192-604-3

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