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Genus: Acanthostachys

Acanthostachys is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus name is derived from the Greek words acanthos (thorny, spiny) and stachys (a flower spike). There are only three known species, all endemic to South America.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 3 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Acanthostachys strobilacea Photo by Reginaldo Vasconcelos

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