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Catopsis floribunda

Catopsis floribunda L.B. Sm.

Florida Catopsis, Florida Strap Airplant, Many-flowered Airplant, Nodding Catopsis

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)

Synonym(s): Catopsis nutans

USDA Symbol: CAFL10

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Epiphytic on a variety of hosts in humid, shady situations.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 56 - Save Floridas Bromeliads - A Method for Conserving Floridas Native Airplants (2020) University of Florida
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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