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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to S. Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela

Puya Molina appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Silva, M.A. [4840], Brazil K000973341

First published in Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili: 160 (1782)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Gómez Romero, S.E. & Grau, A. (2009). Las especies de Puya (Bromeliaceae) en la Argentina Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 44: 175-208.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0