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Genus: Nidularium

Nidularium is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. Named to describe the nestling characteristic of the inflorescence (Latin nidulus = little nest), all the species are endemic to Brazil where they mostly grow terrestrially, but also sometimes as epiphytes in the forest under stories. Commonly confused with Neoregelia, which they resemble, this genus was first described in 1854.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 47 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Nidularium campo-alegrense Photo by Peter Waters

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