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Genus: StigmatodonStigmatodon is a genus of the subfamily Tillandsioideae. It was named for the tubo-laciniate shaped stigma published in the collaborative multi-locus DNA sequence phylogeny and morphology study and taxonomic revision of the Tillandsioideae subfamily. (Barfuss et al. 2016. Phytotaxa 279(1): 001-097). Formerly part of the genus Vriesea, all species are all endemic to Southeastern Brazil, where they grow as saxicoles on granite inselbergs and in rocky terrain.
Number of accepted species in this genus is 28 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Stigmatodon amadoi Photo by Jorge Gastin