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Genus: Hoplocryptanthus

Hoplocryptanthus is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. It was accepted after a study and taxonomic revision of the Cryptanthoid Group, with all species reclassified from the genus Cryptanthus (Leme, Heller, Zizka & Halbritter. 2017). They are all native to Minas Gerais State in Brazil, where they grow as terrestrials in rocky areas.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 9 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Hoplocryptanthus vidaliorum Photo by Oscar Ribeiro

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