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Genus: Wittmackia

Wittmackia is a genus of the subfamily Bromelioideae. Native to the Caribbean, northern South American countries and Brazil, it is named in honor of German botanist, Marx Carl Ludwig Wittmack (1839-1929). The genus is closely aligned to Aechmea and Hohenbergia, with 44 species from these two genera transferred to the ressurected genus Wittmackia, after a 2017 study of the Ronnbergia Alliance. (Aguirre-Santoro, 2017).

Number of accepted species in this genus is 46 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Wittmackia spinulosa Photo by Kerry Tate

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