Wild Florida Photo - Tillandsia variabilis

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Tillandsia variabilis

SOFT-LEAVED WILD PINE

LEATHERLEAF AIRPLANT

Florida native

Threatened Florida species
 

An epiphytic plant of hammocks and cypress swamps in south Florida, also found in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Shade loving and low growing, rarely found high on trunks. Blooms in the fall.

 
Tillandsia variabilis is a member of the Bromeliaceae - Bromeliad family.

Other species of the Tillandsia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica  - CARDINAL AIRPLANT
  View  Tillandsia setacea - SOUTHERN NEEDLELEAF
  View  Tillandsia balbisiana - NORTHERN NEEDLELEAF
  View  Tillandsia utriculata - GIANT AIRPLANT
  View  Tillandsia bartramii - BARTRAM'S AIRPLANT
  View  Tillandsia usneoides - SPANISH MOSS


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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