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Neoregelia Aztec
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae

Bromelioideae is a subfamily of the bromeliads (Bromeliaceae). This subfamily is the most diverse, represented by the greatest number of genera with 32, but the least number of species with 861. Most of the plants in this group are epiphytes, though some have evolved in, or will adapt to, terrestrial conditions. This subfamily features the most plant types which are commonly cultivated by people, including the pineapple.


The foliage in most Bromelioids grow to form a rosette where water is caught and stored. Their leaves are usually spined and they produce berry-like fruits in their blooms. These plants contain an inferior ovary.


The 32 genera are:




Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Billbergia pyramidalis


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales
Familia: Bromeliaceae
Subfamilia: Bromelioideae
Genera: Acanthostachys - Aechmea - Ananas - Androlepis - Araeococcus - Billbergia - Bromelia - Canistropsis - Canistrum - Chevaliera - Cryptanthus - Deinacanthon - Disteganthus - Edmundoa - Fascicularia - Fernseea - Greigia - Hohenbergia - Hohenbergiopsis - Lymania - Neoglaziovia - Neoregelia - Nidularium - Ochagavia - Orthophytum - Portea - Pseudaechmea - Pseudananas - Quesnelia - Ronnbergia - Streptocalyx - Ursulaea - Wittrockia


Bromelioideae Burnett

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  • Derek Butcher: Key to the genera of Bromeliaceae[1]


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