Wild Florida Photo - Tillandsia fasciculata

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Tillandsia fasciculata

  var.  densispica

CARDINAL AIRPLANT

GIANT AIRPLANT

STIFF-LEAVED WILD PINE

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

 

Epiphytic plant of cypress swamps and hammocks throughout much of central and south Florida. Can be found either high or low on trees, growing larger in the shade and more compact in the open.
Most Florida plants of this species are of the variety densispica. Two other varieties are rare and found in only a few mostly south Florida counties.
The leaves are usually stiff and erect-ascending with a keel-like longitudinal line on the lower surface. The flower color varies among the different varieties, from green to red and rarely white.

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

Other species of the Tillandsia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Tillandsia setacea - SOUTHERN NEEDLELEAF
  View  Tillandsia variabilis - SOFT-LEAVED WILD PINE
  View  Tillandsia balbisiana - NORTHERN NEEDLELEAF
  View  Tillandsia utriculata - GIANT AIRPLANT
  View  Tillandsia bartramii - BARTRAM'S AIRPLANT
  View  Tillandsia usneoides - SPANISH MOSS


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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