|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Zingiberidae||Gingers and related plants|
|Order||Bromeliales||Bromeliads: tropical plants adapted to limited water, often epiphytes|
|Family||Bromeliaceae||Bromelias: tropical and subtropical plants, the best known being pineapple|
|Genus||Vriesea||Named for Dutch botanist and physician Willem Hendrik de Vriese|
Alcantarea imperialis (Carrière) Harms
Vriesea gigantea Lem.
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