Aechmea chantinii is a bromeliad native to the Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Commonly known as Amazonian zebra plant, it is often used as an ornamental plant.
The following subspecies are recognized :Aechmea chantinii var. chantinii (Carrière) Baker, 1889 - most of species range Aechmea chantinii var. fuchsii H.Luther (1987 publ. 1988). - Ecuador