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Grant, J. R., & Zulstra, G. (1998). AN ANNOTATED CATALOGUE OF THE GENERIC NAMES OF THE BROMELIACEAE. Selbyana, 19(1), 91–121. Retrieved from


An annotated catalogue of the generic names of the Bromeliaceae is presented. It accounts for 187 names in six lists: I. Generic names (133), II. Invalid names (7), III. A synonymized checklist of the genera of the Bromeliaceae (56 accepted genera, and 77 synonyms), IV. Nothogenera (bigeneric hybrids) (41), V. Invalid nothogenus (1), and VI. Putative fossil genera (5). Comments on nomenclature or taxonomy are given when necessary to explain problematic issues, and notes on important researchers of the family are intercalated throughout. The etymological derivation of each name is given, including if named after a person, a brief remark on their identity. Appended is a chronological list of monographs of the Bromeliaceae and other works significant to the taxonomy of the family.


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