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Genus: Mezobromelia

Mezobromelia is a genus of the subfamily Tillandsioideae. The genus name is for Carl Christian Mez, German botanist (1866-1944). The six known species of this genus are rare in cultivation and are native to the West Indies and northern South America, where they grow both as epiphytes and terrestrials.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 6 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Mezobromelia capituligera Photo by Bruce Dunstan

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