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CatopsisBerteroniana AtSierraDeLema4836.jpg
Catopsis berteroniana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Catopsis
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Catopsis distribution
  • Tussacia Klotzsch ex Beer 1856, not Rchb. 1824 nor Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f. 1829 nor Benth. 1846
  • Pogospermum Brongn.

Catopsis is a genus in the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. The genus name is from the Greek "kata" (hanging down) and "opsis" (appearance). Catopsis is a genus of plants widespread across much of Latin America from Mexico to Brazil, plus Florida and the West Indies.[1] One of the species, Catopsis berteroniana, is thought to be carnivorous.


Image Name Distribution
CatopsisBerteroniana AtSierraDeLema4836.jpg Catopsis berteroniana (Schultes f.) Mez from Bahamas, Florida, Chiapas and Veracruz south to Brazil
Catopsis compacta Mez Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco
Catopsis delicatula L.B. Smith Guatemala, southern Mexico
Catopsis floribunda L.B. Smith West Indies, Venezuela, Honduras, Oaxaca, Florida
Catopsis juncifolia Mez & Wercklé from Veracruz to Panama
Catopsis micrantha L.B. Smith Panama
Catopsis minimiflora Matuda Chiapas
Catopsis montana L.B.Sm. Cuba, Central America
Catopsis morreniana - Bergianska trädgården - Stockholm, Sweden - DSC00485.JPG Catopsis morreniana Mez from Veracruz to Costa Rica
Catopsis nitida (Hooker) Grisebach from Veracruz to Panama; Greater Antilles
Catopsis nutans (Swartz) Grisebach Florida, Central America, Greater Antilles, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador
Catopsis oerstediana Mez southern Mexico, Central America
Catopsis paniculata E. Morren southern Mexico, Central America
Catopsis pedicellata L.B.Sm Guatemala, Costa Rica, southern Mexico
Catopsis pisiformis Rauh Panama
Catopsis sessiliflora HabitusInflorescence BotGardBln0806a.jpg Catopsis sessiliflora (Ruiz & Pavón) Mez West Indies; Latin America from Puebla and Jalisco south to Peru
Catopsis subulata L.B. Smith Guatemala, Honduras, Chiapas, Oaxaca
Catopsis wangerinii Mez & Wercklé Central America, Colombia, Chiapas, Veracruz
Catopsis wawranea Mez Veracruz, Oaxaca, Belize
Catopsis werckleana Mez Costa Rica


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