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Tillandsia setacea

Tillandsia setacea Sw.

Air Plant, Southern needleleaf

Bromeliaceae (Airplant Family)

Synonym(s): Tillandsia tenuifolia

USDA Symbol: tise

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)

Air Plant 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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov



Additional resources

USDA: Find Tillandsia setacea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tillandsia setacea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tillandsia setacea


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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