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Genus: Deinacanthon

Deinacanthon is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. The name is derived from the Greek words deinos (terrible), and anthos (flower), likely in reference to the heavily armed leaves. There is only a single known species, Deinacanthon urbanianum, endemic to Argentina and Paraguay where it grows as a terrestrial.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 1 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Deinacanthon urbanianum Photo by Len Colgan

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