Taxon: Aechmea distichantha Lem.

Genus: Aechmea
Family: Bromeliaceae
  Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Nomen number: 312526
Place of publication: Jard. fleur. 3: t. 269. 1853, nom. cons.
Comment: 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.
Name Verified on: 26-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Misiones; Paraguay; Uruguay


  • Brummitt, R. K. 1999. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 48 (Taxon) 48:360.
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Grant, J. R. 1996. (1243) Proposal to conserve the name Aechmea distichantha (Bromeliaceae: Bromelioideae) (Taxon) 45:547-548.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • 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.


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
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Aechmea distichantha cultivars
  • 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.