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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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GIANT WILD PINE
Endangered Florida species
An epiphytic of hammocks and cypress swamps from Putnam and Flagler counties south through the peninsula. Also found in Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The largest of Florida bromeliads, T. utriculata resembles T. fasiculata but generally has more recurved and thinner leaves without a keel-line on the lower surface. This species grows as solitary plants, not producing secondary plants or 'pups'. The flowering spike extends well above the leaves with the flowers having light green bracts and whitish petals. After flowering and seeding the plant dies.
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 variabilis - SOFT-LEAVED WILD PINE
View Tillandsia balbisiana - NORTHERN NEEDLELEAF
View Tillandsia bartramii - BARTRAM'S AIRPLANT
View Tillandsia usneoides - SPANISH MOSS
Date record last modified:
Aug 07, 2016