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Tillandsia variabilis Schltdl.
Soft-leaved wild-pine, Leatherleaf airplant

Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Family: Bromeliaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of Florida Locations

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Tillandsia variabilis has been found in the following 25 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error

Tillandsia variabilis has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Tillandsia variabilis has been found in the following 12 habitats :
Baygall
Bayhead
Coastal Berm
Dome Swamp
Floodplain Forest
Floodplain Swamp
Hydric Hammock
Mesic Hammock
Pine Rockland
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tillandsia variabilis
Copyright by: George D. Gann