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Genus: Billbergia

Billbergia is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus, named for the Swedish botanist, zoologist, and anatomist, Gustaf Johan Billberg, is divided into two subgenera: Billbergia and Helicodea. They are native to forest and scrub, up to an altitude of 1700 m, in southern Mexico, the West Indies, Central America and South America, with many species endemic to Brazil. They are rosette-forming, usually epiphytic and cylindrical in habit, often with brilliantly coloured bracts and flowers.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 63 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Billbergia vittata Photo by Don Beadle

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