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This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Brazil Southeast

Billbergia speciosa Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1967 s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil Billbergia elegans K000976737

First published in Pl. Bras. 3: 30 (1821)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Billbergia amoena.]
  • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L., De Smedt, S. & Hjertson, M. (2014). Notes on the Brazilian plants collected by Georg Wilhelm Freyreiss and published by Carl Peter Thunberg in Plantarum Brasiliensium Harvard Papers in Botany 19: 123-132. [Cited as Billbergia amoena var. minor.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Versieux, L.M. & Wendt, T. (2006). Checklist of Bromeliaceae of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with notes on taxonomy and endemism Selbyana 27: 107-146.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0