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Genus: Quesnelia

Quesnelia is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus is named For M. Quesnel, French consul to French Guiana. Endemic to eastern Brazil, this genus is split into in two recognized subgenera: the type subgenus and subgenus Billbergiopsis. They grow mainly as epiphytes in forested areas, but some species are also terrestrials.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 24 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Quesnelia alvimii Photo by Peter Tristram

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