Taxon: Vriesea splendens (Brongn.) Lem.

Genus: Vriesea
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Tribe: Vrieseeae
Nomen number: 41930
Place of publication: Fl. Serres Jard. Eur. 6(misc.):162. 1850
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Sep-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Suriname ; Venezuela

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Fournet, J. Flore illustree des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique. 1978 (F GuadMart)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Lasser, T., ed. Flora de Venezuela. (F Venez)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  • Rauh, W. 1981. Bromelien 304.
  • Smith, L. B. 1967. Bromeliaceae of the Guayana Highland Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14(3):53.
  • Smith, L. B. & R. J. Downs 1977. Tillandsioideae (Bromeliaceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 14(2):1217.
  • St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)


Check other web resources for Vriesea splendens (Brongn.) Lem. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Vriesea splendens 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.