The plant family Bromeliaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
As of 11-11-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 72 accepted genera in the family. It is commonly referred to as the Bromeliad family which includes the Pineapple (Ananas comosus). The Wikipedia article says there are 75 genera and around 3,590 species. Those numbers could change anytime updates are made.
I have grown a few Bromeliads, but the only one I have had great success with is the Billbergeria nutans.
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