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Genus: Cottendorfia

Cottendorfia is a genus of the subfamily Navioideae. The genus name is for Johann Georg Freiherr Cotta von Cottendorf, German patron of the sciences (1796-1863). There is only one known species, Cottendorfia florida, endemic to north-eastern Brazil in Bahia and Piaui states.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 1 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Cottendorfia florida Photo by Oscar Ribeiro

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