Aechmea aquilega

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Aechmea aquilega


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Subgenus: A. subg. Aechmea
Species: Aechmea aquilega

Varieties: A. a. var. aquilega – A. a. var. chrysocoma



  • Basionym
    • Bromelia aquilega Salisb., Parad. Lond. 1: t. 40 (1806).
  • Homotypic
    • Bromelia bracteata var. aquilega (Salisb.) Steud., Nomencl. Bot. 1: 118 (1821).
    • Gravisia aquilega (Salisb.) Mez in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 3(3): 300 (1892).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Brazil North; Brazil Northeast; Costa Rica; French Guiana; Guyana; Jamaica; Suriname; Trinidad-Tobago; Venezuela; Venezuelan Antilles

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



Vernacular names[edit]

中文: 鹰爪光萼荷

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