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Guzmania monostachia
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Scientific classification
  • Renealmia monostachia L.
  • Tillandsia monostachia (L.) L.
  • Tillandsia clavata Lam.
  • Pourretia sympaganthera Ruiz & Pav.
  • Guzmania tricolor Ruiz & Pav.
  • Guzmania comosa Bertero ex Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Guzmania sympaganthera (Ruiz & Pav.) Beer
  • Tillandsia comosa (Bertero ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Griseb.
  • Tillandsia pachycarpa Baker
  • Tillandsia gymnophylla Baker
  • Guzmania grandis Baker
  • Guzmania maculata Linden ex Baker
  • Guzmania platysepala Mez & C.F.Baker
  • Guzmania laxa Mez & Sodiro
  • Bromelia tricolor Sander
  • Guzmania clavata (Lam.) Urb.

Guzmania monostachia is an epiphytic species in the genus Guzmania. Also known as a West Indian tufted airplant, this species is native to South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela), Central America, the West Indies and Florida. The species is also reportedly naturalized in Hawaii.

Guzmania monostachia is notable as it is a facultative CAM species, converting from C3 photosynthesis to CAM under high light treatment or drought stress as a protective measure.


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