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Taxon: Aechmea distichantha Lem.

Genus: Aechmea
Family: Bromeliaceae subfamily: Bromelioideae
Nomen number: 312526
Place of publication: Jard. fleur. 3: t. 269. 1853, nom. cons.
  • conserved (nom. cons.) against the homotypic synonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4 & App. IV) Billbergia distichostachya Lem., nom. rej. & the heterotypic synonym Billbergia polystachya Lindl. & Paxton, nom. rej.
  • review history of nomenclature proposal concerning this name from the Smithsonian Institution's database
Name verified on: 26-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
No species priority site assigned.


Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil [Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul]
    Southern South America: Argentina - Misiones; Paraguay; Uruguay


  • Brummitt, R. K. 1999. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 48. Taxon 48:360. [conservation proposal recommended].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Grant, J. R. 1996. (1243) Proposal to conserve the name Aechmea distichantha (Bromeliaceae: Bromelioideae). Taxon 45:547–548.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Smith, L. B. & R. J. Downs. 1979. Bromelioideae (Bromeliaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 14(3):1889.
  • Smith, L. B. & W. J. Kress. 1990. New genera of Bromeliaceae. Phytologia 69:272. ["disticantha"; = Platyaechmea distichantha (Lem.) L. B. Sm. & W. J. Kress].


Check other web resources for Aechmea distichantha Lem.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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