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Genus: Ursulaea

Ursulaea is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. It is named for Ursula Baensch, plant breeder and co-author of the popular book Blooming Bromeliads (1994). in 1994 a revision of two Aechmea species by husband Ulrich Baensch and Dr. Robert Read were accepted to belong to a separate new genus. Ursulaea contains only these two known species, both endemic to Mexico.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 2 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Ursulaea macvaughii Photo by Graeme Barclay

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