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Genus: Sincoraea

Sincoraea is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. It is a resurrected genus, first described in 1908 by Ule for Sincoraea amoena, which was found in the Serra do Sincora mountains in Bahia, hence the name. Sincoraea was reelevated to genus status in 2017 after studies and taxonomic revision of all species with sessile inflorescences from within the genus Orthohytum. (Louzada & Wanderley, 2017). All species are saxicolous and native to Bahia State in Brazil, except Sincoraea humilis which is from Minas Gerais State.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 11 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Sincoraea heleniceae Photo by Kosit Kaewkangwal

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