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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.

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

Other data on Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica available from :

Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

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

All Images:

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