Genus: Alcantarea (É. Morren ex Mez) Harms

Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Tribe: Vrieseeae
Genus number: 17594
Last updated: 05-Sep-2019
Accession Count: 3 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Grant, J. R. 1995. Addendum to "The resurrection of Alcantarea and Werauhia, a new genus" (Bromeliaceae: Tillandsioideae). Phytologia 78:119-123.
  2. Grant, J. R. 1995. The resurrection of Alcantarea and Werauhia, a new genus. Trop. Subtrop. Pflanzenwelt 91:11.
  3. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:
  4. Versieux, L. M. et al. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the Brazilian giant bromeliads (Alcantarea, Bromeliaceae): implications for morphological evolution and biogeography. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 64:177-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.03.015

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 4 June 2020.