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(subfam. Bromelioideae)

Publ: Gartenflora 14: 137 (1865)

Type: Bromelia sphacelata Ruiz & Pavon, Fl. Peruv. 3: 32. 1802.

Number of species: 36
   and 4 infraspecific taxa
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Genus Notes:

Gartenflora 14: 137. 1865.
Type Bromelia sphacelata Ruiz & Pav., Fl. peruv. 3: 32. Aug 1802. Greigia sphacelata (Ruiz & Pav.) Regel, Gartenflora 14: 137. 1865. Currently recognized in the subfam. Bromelioideae. Named in honor of Russian Samuel Alexeivich Greig (1827-1887). “Herrn Generalmajor von Greig… dem Präsidenten des Gartenbauvereins und einem der eifrigen Freunde und Förderer des Russischen Gartenbaues.” [Mr. Major General von Greig…the President of the Horticulture Society and a zealous friend and patron of Russian horticulture.]
(from Grant & Zijlstra 1998)