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Genus: Catopsis

Catopsis is a genus of the subfamily Tillandsioideae. The name is derived from the Greek words kata (hanging down) and opsis (resembling). Species are widespread across much of Latin America from Mexico to Brazil, as well as Florida and the West Indies. One of the taxa, Catopsis berteroniana, is known to be carnivorous.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 19 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Catopsis morreniana Photo by Kosit Kaewkangwal

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