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Tillandsia fasciculata Sw. var. fasciculata
Cardinal airplant

Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Houtte, L. van, Flore des serres et des jardin de l’Europe, vol. 5: p. 432 (1849)

Family: Bromeliaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Endangered

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants places the abundant T. fasciculata var. densispica and the rare T. fasciculata var. clavispica into synonymy here. We follow USDA PLANTS and ITIS and treat these three taxa as distinct entities.

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Other data on Tillandsia fasciculata var. fasciculata available from :


Tillandsia fasciculata var. fasciculata has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Tillandsia fasciculata var. fasciculata has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Houtte, L. van, Flore des serres et des jardin de l’Europe, vol. 5: p. 432 (1849)