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<- Aechmea amicorum B.R.Silva & H.Luther
(subgen. Aechmea)

Publ: J. Bromeliad Soc. 52(5): 221-225 (2002)

Type: W Berg & J Anderson 40, fl. cult. at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (SEL 96-76), Feb. 2001, (Holotype: HB; Isotypes: SEL, CEPEC, R). BRAZIL. Bahia State, Porto Seguro, south to Trancoso, about 50 m alt. 19 Aug. 1995.

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Distribution: BRAZIL: Bahia, Espirito Santo,

Habitat: terrestrial n open restinga forest with Aechmea blanchetiana and a Hohenbergia species, -50 m. Elev.

Etymology: The specific epithet is based on the long friendship of the co-collectors, John Anderson and the late Wally Berg

Aechmea amicorum