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Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica

Tillandsia fasciculata Sw. var. densispica Mez

Cardinal Airplant, Common Wild Pine, Giant Airplant, Quill-leaf Airplant, Stiff-leaved Wild-pine

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)

Synonym(s): Tillandsia hystricina


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Floral bracts usually bright red, sometimes yellow, green, and rose. Petals violet, rarely white.


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

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 Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica


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

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