Billbergia speciosa Thunb.

First published in Pl. Bras. 3: 30 (1821)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil (Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais). It is a epiphyte or lithophyte and grows primarly in the wet tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Brazil Southeast

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Billbergia amoena.]
  • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L., De Smedt, S. & Hjertson, M. (2014). Notes on the Brazilian plants collected by Georg Wilhelm Freyreiss and published by Carl Peter Thunberg in Plantarum Brasiliensium. Harvard Papers in Botany 19: 123-132. [Cited as Billbergia amoena var. minor.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Versieux, L.M. & Wendt, T. (2006). Checklist of Bromeliaceae of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with notes on taxonomy and endemism. Selbyana 27: 107-146.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 1, 1967 s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil Billbergia elegans K000976737 Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0