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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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.

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Known from the Florida Keys from one small island in the upper Keys.

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Tillandsia variabilis has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native




Tillandsia variabilis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock


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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