Monographs Details: Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
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. Cultivated by the Indians in the Guayana Highland area (Maguire). British Guiana: Kako River, upper Mazaruni River. Native of southcentral Brazil and Paraguay but widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics throughout the world.

Discussion:

Bromelia ananas L. Sp. PI. 285. 1753.

Bromelia comosa L. Herb. Amboin. 21. 1754; Amoen. Acad. 4: 130. 1759.

Ananassa sativa Lindl. Bot. Reg. 13: under pi. 1068. 1827, nomen nudum; Spach, Hist. Vég. 12: 400. 1846.

Ananas sativus Schult. f. in R. & S. Syst. 7: 1283. 1830.

Ananas ananas Voss in Vilm. Blumeng. ed. 3, 1: 964. 1895.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Brazil South America| Paraguay South America|