Paepalanthus bromelioides

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Paepalanthus bromelioides
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Paepalanthus, family Eriocaulaceae. Native to cerrado, Brazil. Popular: "Chuveirinho"
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Eriocaulaceae
Genus: Paepalanthus
P. bromelioides
Binomial name
Paepalanthus bromelioides

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[citation needed].