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94 Different Types of Billbergia Flowers

Enhance your knowledge of Billgeria flowers with this detailed list of the 94 different types of Billgeria Flowers showcasing how each one is different and a few frequently asked questions answered.

This is a close look at a blooming Billbergia Flower.

The Billbergia flower, a member of the Bromeliaceae family, includes many epiphytic bromeliad species. Epiphytic refers to a plant that lives on the surface of another plant in a symbiotic, not adverse, relationship. This genus of plants contains about sixty members most of which are epiphytic. A few soil plants exist, too, though within genus Billbergia, so you can grow it as a terrestrial bromeliad. Originating in Brazil, this tropical flower provides ornamental beauty with unique colors and shapes. Most varieties of this bromeliad plant have green leaves matching the stem. Each leaf and stem typically have protective thorns. This flower is often given as a friendship plant as it makes a unique indoor plant.

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Types of Billbergia Flowers

This is a close look at a colorful Billbergia bromeliad flower.

If you desire choices for your garden or an unusual houseplant, you will find them with the Bromeliaceae family’s Billbergia flower. This epiphytic plant’s more than 60 possibilities offer a multitude of choices and everyone is gorgeous. Some only grow in very specific ways though, so you need to research the variety of your interest. The varieties of this air plant all share in common the need for a warm, moist environment. Most grow natively in either a rainforest, coast, or mountain region at mid-to-high- altitudes and produce colorful foliage as well as blooms.

Billbergia acreana H.Luther

A rare flower found only in the state of Acre, Brazil.

Billbergia alfonsi-joannis Reitz

A rare flower found only in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena (Loddiges) Lindl.

A Brazilian variety that can grow epiphytic , terrestrial, and lithophytic.

Billbergia amoena (Loddiges) Lindl. var. amoena

Also referred to as Billbergia chlorocyanea de Vriese, Billbergia discolor Beer, Billbergia pallescens C.Koch, Billbergia laevis Van Tieghem, Billbergia pallens hort. ex Riviére, and many others, this Brazilian variety that can grow epiphytic , terrestrial, and lithophytic.

Billbergia amoena var. carnea E.Pereira

A rare flower found only in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena var. cylindracea E.Pereira

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena var. flavescens Reitz

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena var. minor (Antoine & Beer) L.B.Sm.

Also referred to as Pitcairnia decora Linden ex Beer, Billbergia pyramidalis var. minor Antoine & Beer ex Beer, Billbergia decora hortus ex Beer, Billbergia variegata E.Morren, Billbergia binoti R.Gerard, Billbergia speciosa Thunb. non Baker, Billbergia thunbergiana hort. ex Baker, this a rare flower found only in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena var. robertiana E.Pereira & Leme

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena var. stolonifera E.Pereira & Moutinho

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena var. stolonifera f. viridiflora E.Pereira & Moutinho

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia amoena var. viridis L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the states of Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia brachysiphon L.B.Sm.

Comes in three varieties, Billbergia brachysiphon L.B.Sm. var. brachysiphon which can grow terrestrially or epiphytically and only grows in the states of Amamo, Paro and Mato Grosso, Brazil; Billbergia brachysiphon var. breviflora H.Luther which grows in the Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador.

Billbergia brachysiphon var. paraensis L.B.Smith

A rare flower found only in the states of Acre, Amapa, and Paro, Brazil, and Caqueta, Colombia.

Billbergia bradeana L.B.Sm.

A rare terrestrial flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia brasiliensis L.B.Sm.

Also referred to as Billbergia nuptialis hort. Makoy ex E.Morren, Billbergia ianthina hort. ex E.Morren, Billbergia mohammadii R.Vésquez & Ibisch, Billbergia kuhlmannii L.B.Sm., Billbergia leopoldii (hort. Verschaff. ex Lem., Linden ex Houllet, Billbergia velascana Cérdenas. a rare flower found only in the states of Santa Catarina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that can grow epiphytic, terrestrial, or lithophytic.

Billbergia cardenasii L.B.Sm.

A variety native to Bolivia.

Billbergia castelensis E.Pereira

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia chiapensis Matuda

A rare flower found only in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

Billbergia chlorantha L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia chlorosticta hort. Saunders

Also referred to as Billbergia saundersii hort. Bull ex Dombrain or Billbergia saundersii hort. Bull ex K.Koch, is native to Brazil.

Billbergia ×claudioi Leme

Considered a natural hybrid of Billbergia distachia var. distachia crossed with Billbergia vittata, this rare flower only thrives lithophytically in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia cylindrostachya Mez

Also referred to as Billbergia maxima C.Chev. rare flower only thrives in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia dasilvae Leme

A rare flower found only in the state of Rondénia, Brazil.

Billbergia debilis E.Pereira

A rare flower found only in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Billbergia decipiens Pereira & Reitz

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia decora Poepp. & Endl.

Also referred to as Billbergia boliviensis Baker and Billbergia baraquiniana Lem., this flower grows epiphytically in Peru’s, Bolivia’s, and Brazil’s forests.

Billbergia distachia (Vellozo) Mez

Also referred to as Billbergia distaceia (Vellozo) Mez, this flower grows in Brazil. It has four varieties.

Billbergia distachia var. concolor Reitz

Grows in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Billbergia distachia (Vellozo) Mez var. distachia

Also referred to as Billbergia bakeri sensu Lindm. non E.Morren, Billbergia burchellii Baker, and Billbergia caespitosa Lindm.

Billbergia distachia var. maculate Reitz

A rare flower which only grows in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Billbergia distachia var. straussiana (Wittmack) L.B.Smith

Also referred to as Billbergia amoena var. cernua Beer ex E.Morren, Billbergia bakeri E.Morren non Lindm., Billbergia bakeri var. straussiana Wittm., Billbergia pallescens sensu Baker, you can only find this flower growing in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Billbergia ensifolia Baker

Also referred to as Billbergia regeliana Mez, this flower can grow epiphytically or terrestrially. It grows throughout Brazil in both its coastal and rainforest regions.

Billbergia eloiseae L.B.Smith & R.W.Read

A rare flower only first described in 1983, it grows in Colombia.

Billbergia euphemiae E.Morren

Four varieties of this prolific flower grow in eastern Brazil.

Billbergia euphemiae E.Morren var. euphemiae

Also referred to as Billbergia repens hort. ex E.Morren, this rare flower is found only in the states of Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.

Billbergia euphemiae var. nudiflora L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the states of Minas Gerais and Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia euphemiae var. purpurea M.B.Foster

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia euphemiae var. saundersioides L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Billbergia formosa Ule

A rare flower found only in the region of Loreto, Peru.

Billbergia fosteriana L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Billbergia horrida Rule

There are two varieties that grow only in Brazil.

Billbergia horrida rule var. horrida

This variant grows epiphytically.

Billbergia horrida var. tigrina hortus ex Baker

This is documented based upon cultivated specimen.

Billbergia incarnata (Ruiz & Pavn) Schultes f.

A rare flower found only in the region of Huanuco, Peru.

Billbergia iridifolia (Nees & Martius) Lindl.

There are two varieties in eastern Brazil:

Billbergia iridifolia var. concolor L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia iridifolia (Nees & Martius) Lindl. var. iridifolia

(Syn.: Billbergia iridifolia var. iridifolia hort. ex E.Morren, Billbergia iridiflora hort. ex E.Morren, a rare flower found only in the states of Bahia to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia issingiana T.Krömer & E.Gross

A rare flower found only in the region of La Paz, Bolivia and only first described in 2001 in “Die Bromelie.”

Billbergia jandebrabanderi R.Vésquez & Ibisch

A rare flower found only in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, Bolivia and only first described in 2003 in “Die Bromelie.”

Billbergia kautskyana E.Pereira

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia laxiflora L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia leptopoda L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in the states of Espérito Santo and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia lietzei E.Morren

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in two varieties:

Billbergia lietzei var. chlorantha E.Morren

Billbergia lietzei E.Morren var. lietzei 

Billbergia lymanii E.Pereira & Leme

There are two varieties in eastern Brazil:

Billbergia lymanii var. angustifolia E.Pereira & Leme

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Billbergia lymanii E.Pereira & Leme var. lymanii

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo.

Billbergia macracantha E.Pereira

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia macrocalyx Hook.

Also referred to as Billbergia quintutiana hort. Makoy ex Baker and Billbergia quintusiana hort. Makoy ex Wittm., you only find this rare flower in the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia macrolepis L.B.Sm.

Also referred to as Billbergia pallidiflora sensu Mez non Liebmann, Billbergia richterana var. bicolor E.Pereira, and Billbergia richterana E.Pereira, this rare flower sometimes grows as a bicolor blossom. It grows naturally in many locations including Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Billbergia magnifica Mez

There are two varieties:

Billbergia magnifica var. acutisepala Hassler

It thrives on trees in the “Campo Serrado” in Paraguay only Esperanza.

Billbergia Magnifica Mez var. Magnifica

It thrives epiphytically in thicket and forests in Brazil and Paraguay.

Billbergia manarae Steyermark

A rare flower found only in Distrito Federal, Venezuela as an endemit thriving on rocks.

Billbergia matogrossensis Leme

A rare flower found only in the region of Mato Grosso, Brazil and only first described in 2014. It grows epiphytically in the Cerrado vegetation.

Billbergia meyeri Mez

Also referred to as Billbergia leucantha Hoehne, this variety thrives epiphytically in the countries of Bolivia and Brazil.

Billbergia microlepis L.B.Sm.

A rare flower found only in La Paz, Bolivia.

Billbergia minarum L.B.Sm.

Native to Brazil, it grows in two varieties:

Billbergia minarum L.B.Sm. var. minarum

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia minarum var. viridiflora E.Pereira & Leme

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia morelii Brongn.

(Syn.: Billbergia dubia hort. ex Beer, Billbergia glymiana de Vriese, Billbergia moreliana Brongn., Billbergia pulcherrima C.Koch & C.D.Bouché, Billbergia wetherelli Hook.): It thrives epiphytically at altitudes of 480 to 800 meters in Brazil.

Billbergia nana E.Pereira

A rare flower found only in the state of Espérito Santo, Brazil.

Billbergia nutans H.Wendland ex Rule

There are three varieties:

Billbergia nutans H.Wendland ex rule var. nutans

Also referred to as Billbergia bonplandiana Gaudich. ex Mez, Billbergia linearifolia Baker, Billbergia minuta Mez, and Billbergia nutan, this variety grows in the countries of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.

Billbergia nutans var. schimperiana (Wittmack) Baker

Also referred to as Billbergia amandae W.Weber and Billbergia schimperiana Wittm. ex Baker, this flower grows natively in the countries of Brazil and Paraguay.

Billbergia nutans var. striata Reitz

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Billbergia oxysepala Mez

(Syn.: Billbergia oxypetala Ule): a rare flower found only in state of Acre, Brazil.

Billbergia pallidiflora Liebmann

(Syn.: Billbergia mexicana Mez): It thrives epiphytically and lithophytically at altitudes of 100 to 1400 meters from Mexico to Guatemala to Nicaragua.

Billbergia pohliana Mez

A rare flower found only in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia porteana Brongniart ex Beer

A rare flower found only in the countries of Brazil and Paraguay.

Billbergia pyramidalis (Sims) Lindl.

Also referred to as Billbergia pyramidalis var. vernicosa Pereira and Billbergia pyramidalis var. striata M.B.Foster, it grows in three varieties:

Billbergia pyramidalis var. concolor L.B.Sm.

Also referred to as Billbergia thyrsoidea sensu Lindl. and Billbergia paxtonii Beer, its original is undocumented and it was first recognized from a cultured growth.

Billbergia pyramidalis var. lutea Leme & W.Weber

This endeavor occurs only in the District of Rio das Ostras in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

Billbergia pyramidalis (Sims) Lindl. var. pyramidalis

Has many names. This flower native to Brazil also grows in Venezuela and Caribbean islands. It is also referred to as Billbergia thyrsoides de Jonghe, Billbergia thyrsoidea Mart. ex Schult. & Schult. f., Billbergia farinosa K.Koch ex E.Morren, Billbergia bicolor Lodd., Billbergia atrorosea Drapiez, Billbergia loddigesii Steud., Billbergia rhodocyanea hort. ex K.Koch & C.D.Bouché, Billbergia splendida Lem., Billbergia miniatorosea Lem., Billbergia fastuosa (C.Morren) Beer, Billbergia punicea Beer, Billbergia longifoli a C.Koch & C.D.Bouché, Billbergia croyana de Jonghe ex Lem., Billbergia atropurpurea hort, ex E.Morren, Billbergia croyana Lem. ex E.Morren, Billbergia peruviana hort. ex E.Morren, Billbergia setosa hort. Makoy ex E.Morren, Billbergia splendida Lem. ex E.Morren, Billbergia tricolor hort. ex E.Morren, Billbergia speciosa Carriére, Billbergia schultesiana Baker, Billbergia thyrsiflora hort. ex Gentil, Billbergia pyramidalis var. croyana E.Morren, Billbergia pyramidalis var. farinosa E.Morren and Billbergia pyramidalis var. zonata (de Vriese) E.Morren.

Billbergia reichardtii Wawra

A rare flower found only in the states of Espérito Santo and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia robert-readii E.Gross & Rauh

A rare flower found only in the region of Madre de Dios, Peru.

Billbergia rosea Beer

Also referred to as Billbergia granulosa Brongn. ex Baker and Billbergia venezuelana Mez this rare flower is only found in Venezuela and Trinidad.

Billbergia rubicunda Mez

A rare flower originating from Suriname, but which has been cultivated in other areas.

Billbergia rupestris L.B.Sm.

A rare flower growing only in Brazil and Colombia.

Billbergia sanderiana E.Morren

Also referred to as Billbergia amoena sensu L.B.Sm. non (Loddiges) Lindl., this rare flower is found only in the states of Espérito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia saundersii hort. W.Bull ex Dombrain

Also referred to as Billbergia chlorosticta Saunders, Billbergia saundersii hort. W.Bull ex K.Koch, and Billbergia debilis E.Pereira this rare flower only natively grows in state of Bahia, Brazil.

Billbergia seidelii L.B.Sm. & Reitz

A rare flower found only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia speciosa Thunb.

Also referred to as Billbergia amoena var. penduliflora M.B.Foster and Billbergia elegans Martius ex Schultes f., this can grow lithophytic, terrestrial, or epiphytic. It is native to the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Billbergia stenopetala Harms

A rare flower growing only in the Loreto region of Peru.

Billbergia tessmannii Harms

A rare flower growing only in the Loreto region of Peru.

Billbergia tweedieana Baker

There are two varieties in Brazil:

Billbergia tweedieana var. latisepala L.B.Sm.

A rare flower growing only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia tweedieana Baker var. tweedieana

A rare flower growing only in the state of Espérito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia violacea Beer

Also referred to as Billbergia macrostachya Brongn. ex Baker, Billbergia stipulata Brongn. ex Baker, Billbergia commixta C.Koch, and Billbergia stipularis Durand & Jackson, this rare flower grows naturally in Guayana and Brazil.

Billbergia viridiflora H.Wendland

This variety of Billbergia grows in a wide-ranging number of countries including Belize, Mexico, and Guatemala. It grows both lithophytically and epiphytically.

Billbergia vittata Brongniart

Also referred to as Billbergia moreliana Henfrey, Billbergia zonata hort. Makoy, Billbergia domingosmartinsis E.Gross, Billbergia amabilis Beer, Billbergia leopoldii hort . Belg. ex C.Koch, Billbergia excellens Miq., Billbergia rohaniana de Vriese, Bromelia rohaniana Walp., Billbergia vittata var. rohani Wittm. and Billbergia vittata var. amabilis E.Morren, this rare flower grows both lithophytically and epiphytically in the states of Espérito Santo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Billbergia zebrina (Herbert) Lindl.

Also referred to as Billbergia stipulate Brongn. ex K.Koch, Billbergia bicolor hort. ex E.Morren, Billbergia farinosa Lindl. & Hoffmanns, and Billbergia canterae André, this sometime bicolor variety of Billbergia grows in the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The many variants of this ornamental flower provoke many questions. We’ll try to answer the most common ones in this FAQ.

References:

Honey Black Magazine: Types of Billbergia Species

RHS: Billbergia Nutans

Merriam-Webster: Epiphytic