Tillandsia setacea Sw.
Southern Needle-leaf, Needle-leaf Airplant, Needle-leaf Wild Pine
Bromeliaceae (Airplant Family)
Synonym(s): Tillandsia tenuifolia
USDA Symbol: TISE
Tillandsia setacea has very narrow, needle-like leaves compared to other North American members of its genus. It is a member of the bromeliad or pineapple family (family Bromeliaceae). Bromeliads are epiphytic (rarely terrestrial) scurfy herbs, with generally stiff, long leaves and flowers, often in long clusters with conspicuously colored bracts. The family contains about 59 genera and more than 1,300 species, mostly native of tropical America Some have been introduced into other warm regions and cultivated for use as ornamentals or for their edible fruit.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Tillandsia setacea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tillandsia setacea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tillandsia setacea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-06-19
Research By: TWC Staff