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Genus: Deuterocohnia

Deuterocohnia is a genus of the subfamily Pitcairnioideae. The genus is named for Ferdinand Julius Cohn, Jewish botanist and bacteriologist. Members are all endemic to South America, where most species form large terrestrial clumps. Species once described as belonging to the genus Abromeitiella, have been reevaluated and reclassified within Deuterocohnia following modern DNA analysis.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 17 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Deuterocohnia brevifolia Photo by Derek Butcher

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