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Genus: Disteganthus

Disteganthus is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus name is derived from the Greek words dis (two), steg (covering), and anthos (flower). They are considered a primitive genus among bromeliads and are only found in terrestrial environments. Distenganthus has only 4 known species, all native to northeastern South America.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 4 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Disteganthus basilateralis Photo by Eric Gouda

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