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Genus: Waltillia

Waltillia is a genus of the subfamily Tillandsioideae. It is named for Austrian botanist Walter Till, who was part of 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). Waltillia contains only two known species, both native to Minas Gerais State, Brazil, where they grows terrestrially around rocky streams and grasslands.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 2 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Waltillia hatschbachii Photo by Elton Leme

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