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<- Cryptanthus bromelioides Otto & A.Dietr.

Publ: Allg. Gartenz. 4: 298 (1836)

Type: BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro: Matas do Jardim Botanico, Pereira 5637 (Neotype, here designated HB; isoneotypes B, MBM).

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Distribution: BRAZIL; Rio de Janeiro,

Habitat: grows in lowland forests, in shady places., 0-100 m. Elev.

Etymology: Etymology: The epithet refers to the similarity of this species with the common habit of some species of the genus Bromelia (rosette habit). Cryptanthus bromelioides

Cryptanthus bromelioides