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Taxon: Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. var. erectifolius (L. B. Sm.) Coppens & F. Leal

Genus: Ananas
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Nomen number: 463333
Place of publication: D. P. Bartholomew et al., Pineapple: bot., prod. uses 26. 2003
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Pineapple Bot Prod 41. 2003)
  • Materials: fiber (as Ananas lucidus)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, [Bolívar, Morona Santiago] Peru [Huánuco, Loreto]


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Venezuela [Bolivar, Amazonas, Monagas, Federal District, Tachira]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Pará, Amapá, Roraima]


  1. Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge, G. & F. Leal. 2003. Morphology, anatomy and taxonomy. The pineapple: botany, production and uses 13-32. Note: CABI Publishing.
  2. Kato, C. Y. et al. 2004. Intra-specific DNA polymorphism in pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) assessed by AFLP markers. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 51:815-825. Note: = Ananas erectifolius
  3. Leal, F. & L. Amaya. 1991. The curagua (Ananas lucidus, Bromeliaceae) crop in Venezuela. Econ. Bot. 45:216-224.
  4. Souza, E. H. et al. 2011. Genetic variation of the Ananas genus with ornamental potential. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 59:1357-1376.

Check other web resources for Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. var. erectifolius (L. B. Sm.) Coppens & F. Leal :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Ananas comosus var. erectifolius 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=463333. Accessed 12 August 2020.