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<- Brocchinia Schult. & Schult.f.
(subfam. Brocchinioideae)

Publ: Syst. Veg. 7(2): lxx 1250 (1830)

Type: Brocchinia paniculata Schultes filius in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. 7(2): 1250. 1830.

Number of species: 20.
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Genus Notes:

in Roem. & Schult., Syst. veg. 7(2): lxx, 1250. Oct-Dec 1830.
Type Brocchinia paniculata Schult. & Schult.f. in Roem. & Schult., Syst. veg. 7(2): lxx, 1250. Oct-Dec 1830. Currently recognized in the subfam. Pitcairnioideae. See Holst (in BioLlania Ed. spec. 6: 475-380. 1997). Named in honor of Italian naturalist Giovanni Battista Brocchi (1772-1826). “Diximus in honorem divi G.B. Brocchi, Italiae splendidi decoris, qui amore scientiae naturalius deperiit in Nubia.” [Dedicated in honor of G.B. Brocchi, the most splendid fame of Italy, who loved natural sciences, and died in Nubia (Egypt).]

Julius Hermann Schultes (Schult.f.; 1804-1840) co-authored with his father Josef August Schultes (Schult.; 1773-1831), volume 7 of the Roemer & Schultes edition of the ‘Systema Vegetabilium’. In vol. 7(2) the Bromeliaceae are treated with six new genera from Guayana Highland and eastern Brazilian collections: Brocchinia, Cottendorfia, Dyckia, Encholirium, Hohenbergia, and Navia.
(from Grant & Zijlstra 1998)