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Genus: Lutheria

Lutheria is a genus of the subfamily Tillandsioideae. It is named in honor of American bromeliad expert Harry E. Luther (1952-2012), after the multi-locus DNA sequence phylogeny and morphology study and taxonomic revision of the Tillandsioideae subfamily. (Barfuss et al. 2016. Phytotaxa 279(1): 001-097). Lutheria contains 4 species, all formerly part of the genus Vriesea.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 4 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Lutheria splendens Photo by Russel Low

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