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Paepalanthus bromelioides

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Subject: Protocarnivorous plant, Carnivorous plants, Eriocaulaceae, Catopsis berteroniana, Drymocallis
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Paepalanthus bromelioides

Paepalanthus bromelioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Eriocaulaceae
Genus: Paepalanthus
Species: P. bromelioides
Binomial name
Paepalanthus bromelioides
Paepalanthus distribution

Paepalanthus bromelioides is a species in the flowering plant family Eriocaulaceae. This family is placed in the Poales, close to the Bromeliaceae, whose morphology this genus shares. Paepalanthus bromelioides is native to Cerrado, the area in which the carnivorous bromeliad Brocchinia reducta is also found. There is some speculation that the occasional insects trapped in the urn of this plant are evidence of its being a carnivorous plant; however, this is highly speculative.

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