Vriesea heliconioides

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Vriesea heliconioides


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Tillandsioideae
Tribus: Vrieseeae
Genus: Vriesea
Species: Vriesea heliconioides



Vriesea heliconioides (Kunth) Hook. ex Walp., Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 623 (1852).


  • Basionym
    • Tillandsia heliconioides Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 293 (1816).
  • Heterotypic
    • Vriesea falkenbergii W.Bull, Gard. Chron., n.s., 13: 759 (1880).
    • Vriesea bellula Linden, Cat. Gén. 109: 7 (1883).
    • Guzmania obtusa Rusby, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 7: 212 (1927).
    • Vriesea bullata C.Chev., Bull. Soc. Natl. Hort. France, sér. 5, 3: 349 (1930).
    • Vriesea heliconioides var. polysticha L.B.Sm., Phytologia 8: 222 (1962)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Belize; Bolivia; Brazil North; Brazil West-Central; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panam; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest

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



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