Canistropsis is a genus of plants in the family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus name is from the genus Canistrum and the Greek “opsis”. All 11 species of this genus are endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome.
Nidularium billbergioides was first described and the name validly published by Josef August Schultes and Julius Hermann Schultes but was revised and reclassified by Lyman Bradford Smith in 1931. Nidularium billbergioides is a species in the genus Nidularium which contains between 51 and 56 species and belongs to the family of the Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad Family). Nidularium billbergioides is native to East Brazil.