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Brocchinia micrantha


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Brocchinioideae
Genus: Brocchinia
Species: B. acuminata – B. amazonica – B. cataractarum – B. cowanii – B. delicatula – B. gilmartiniae – B. hectioides – B. hitchcockii – B. maguirei – B. melanacra – B. micrantha – B. paniculata – B. prismatica – B. reducta – B. rupestris – B. serrata – B. steyermarkii – B. tatei – B. vestita – B. uaipanensis – B. wurdackiana



  • Heterotypic

Note: Givnish et al., (2007) subsumed Ayensua into Brocchinia as Brocchinia uaipanensis, but this is not accepted by Govaerts et al. (2015).


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  • Gilmartin, A.J. (1988) Phylogenetic relationships of groups of genera within the subfamily Pitcairnioideae (Bromeliaceae). Systematic Botany, 13(2): 283–293.
  • Benzing, D.H., Givnish, T.J., and Bermudes, D. (1985) Absorptive trichomes in Brocchinia reducta (Bromeliaceae) and their evolutionary and systematic significance. Systematic Botany, 10(1): 81–91.
  • Givnish, T.J., Burkhardt, E.L., Happel, R.E. & Weintraub, J.D. (1984) Carnivory in the bromeliad Brocchinia reducta, with a cost/benefit model for the general restriction of carnivorous plants to sunny, moist, nutrient-poor habitats. American Naturalist 124: 479–497.
  • Givnish, T.J., Millam, K.C., Berry, P. E. & Sytsma, K. J. 2007. Phylogeny, adaptive radiation, and historical biogeography of Bromeliaceae inferred from ndhF sequence data. Aliso 23(1): 3–26. DOI: 10.5642/aliso.20072301.04 PDF Reference page
  • Givnish, T.J., Barfuss, M.H.J., Van Ee, B., Riina, R., Schulte, K., Horres, R., Gonsiska, P.A., Jabaily, R.A., Crayn, D.M., Smith, J.A.C., Winter, K., Brown, G.K., Evans, T.M., Holst, B.K., Luther, H., Till, W., Zizka, G., Berry, P.E. & Sytsma, K.J. 2011. Phylogeny, adaptive radiation, and historical biogeography in Bromeliaceae: Insights from an eight-locus plastid phylogeny. American Journal of Botany 98(5): 872–895. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1000059. PDF Reference page
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Brocchinia in Kew Science Plants of the World Online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 July 14. Reference page.  Includes Sequencia (2007) as a synonym.
  • 2014. Brocchinia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Sept. 2014. Notes Sequencia (2007) as incertae sedis
  • International Plant Names Index. 2014. Brocchinia. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 20. 2014.
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