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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Tillandsia fasciculata Sw. var. clavispica
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Clubspike cardinal airplant

Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, eastern Cuba, 2013

Family: Bromeliaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, Cuba and Mexico.

State of Florida Status: Endangered

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 133.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected on the island of Key West either by John Loomis Blodgett between 1838 and 1853 or by Ferdinand Rugel in 1846. This is the only known record from the Florida Keys. For more information on T. fasciculata var. clavispica in South Florida, see IRC's species account.

Other data on Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica available from :






Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock


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Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, eastern Cuba, 2013

Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Cultivated plant, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013.
Note restricted base of spike with sterile bracts.

Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Cultivated plant, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013

Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
Cultivated plant, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013

Tillandsia fasciculata
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
Cultivated plant, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013