Monographs Details: Aechmea mertensii (G.Mey.) Schult.f.
Authority: Smith, Lyman B. 1967. Bromeliaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 15-68.
Family:Bromeliaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Venezuela: Yavita to Pimichin, Rio Guaviare. Capibara, Rio Casiquiare. South of San Fernando de Atabapo 200 km. Colombia: Rio Caruru. Puerto Naré to Victoria. Mount Chiribiquete. Miraflores, upper Rio Vaupes. El Castillo. Monfort. Rio Papunaua, Rio Inirida.Mitii to Javarete. Rio Pacoa, Rio Apaporis. British Guiana: Kukui River; Kurupung and Kamakusa, upper Mazaruni River. Kaieteur Savanna. At 120-300 m elevation. Also Trinidad, Guiana, northern Venezuela, Amazonian Brazil and Peru. Habitat: Epiphytic in forest.

Discussion:

Bromelia mertensii Meyer, Fl. Esseq. 144. 1818.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America| Guyana South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Brazil South America| Peru South America|