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<- Racinaea M.A.Spencer & L.B.Sm.
(tribus Tillandsieae)

Publ: Phytologia 74: 152 (1994)

Type: Tillandsia cuspidata L.B. Smith, Phytologia 9:252, pl. 3, figs. 7-8. 1963.

Number of species: 84
   and 22 infraspecific taxa
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Genus Notes:

Phytologia 74: 152. 1993.
Type Tillandsia cuspidata L.B. Sm., Phytologia 9: 252. 1963. Racinaea cuspidata (L.B. Sm.) M.A. Spencer & L.B. Sm., Phytologia 74: 153. 1993. Currently recognized in the subfam. Tillandsioideae. A complete checklist of the species currently known to comprise the genus is provided by Luther (in Selbyana 18: 117-121. 1997). Racinaea can not be “based on” Tillandsia sect. Pseudocatopsis André, Bromel. Andr.: 62, 66. Sept-Dec 1889 because its type, Tillandsia cuspidata (published in 1963) is not an original component of T. sect. Pseudocatopsis. The type of this section is Tillandsia ropalocarpa André, Énum. Bromel. 6. 13 Dec 1888. Named in honor of Racine Foster (1910-1991), co-founder with her husband Mulford Foster of the Bromeliad Society and its journal, the ‘Bulletin of the Bromeliad Society’ (1951-1970), later the ‘Journal of the Bromeliad Society’ (1971+).
(from Grant & Zijlstra 1998)