Pitcairnioideae is the terrestrial subfamily of the bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) with over 1000 species in 16 genera. Unlike the many epiphytes and lithophytes which comprise the rest of the family, with a few exceptions, all of the members of this subfamily are either terrestrial or saxicolous. Common to arid and high-altitude regions, this subfamil
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(from the article `Bromeliales`) The subfamily Pitcairnioideae contains 15 genera and 860 species. The species in this subfamily are almost all terrestrial and have leaves with ... Seed dispersal mechanisms differ for the three bromeliad subfamilies because of the differences in fruit type and seed morphology. In the ... [2 related a...
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