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Tillandsia achyrostachys
Tillandsia acostae
Tillandsia aeranthos
Tillandsia atroviolacea
Tillandsia atroviridipetala
Tillandsia baguagrandensis
Tillandsia  bergeri
Tillandsia beutelspacheri
Tillandsia  brachycaulos
Tillandsia  bulbosa
Tillandsia  boliviensis
Tillandsia bradeana
Tillandsia buseri
Tillandsia  bourgaei
Tillandsia  cacticola
Tillandsia  caminea
Tillandsia  canescens
Tillandsia  capitata
Tillandsia  caput-medusae
Tillandsia  caulescens
Tillandsia  cerrateana
Tillandsia complanata
Tillandsia   concolor
Tillandsia   confertiflora
Tillandsia confinis
Tillandsia   cretacea
Tillandsia   cyanea
Tillandsia deppeana
Tillandsia didisticha
Tillandsia durati
Tillandsia dyeriana
Tillandsia edithiae
Tillandsia esseriana
Tillandsia fasciculata
Tillandsia flabellata
Tillandsia flagellata
Tillandsia foliosa
Tillandsia fuchsii forma gracillis
Tillandsia funckiana
Tillandsia gardneri
Tillandsia geminiflora
Tillandsia  globosa
Tillandsia grazielae
Tillandsia guatemalensis
Tillandsia gutteana
Tillandsia gymnobotrya
Tillandsia hamaleana
Tillandsia harrisii
Tillandsia  heubergeri
Tillandsia   hondurensis
Tillandsia   huarazensis
Tillandsia    ignesiae
Tillandsia  imperialis
Tillandsia  imporaensis
Tillandsia ionantha
Tillandsia   jucunda
Tillandsia   juncea
Tillandsia  kautskyi
Tillandsia  kegeliana
Tillandsia  krahnii
Tillandsia  lajensis
Tillandsia latifolia
Tillandsia  leiboldiana
Tillandsia  lindenii
Tillandsia  linearis
Tillandsia  leonamiana
Tillandsia  lorentziana
Tillandsia  lucida
Tillandsia magnusiana
Tillandsia matudae
Tillandsia  mauryana
Tillandsia  micans
Tillandsia  montana
Tillandsia   multicaulis
Tillandsia   myriantha
Tillandsia   neglecta
Tillandsia oroyensis
Tillandsia pamelae
Tillandsia   paucifolia
Tillandsia platyrhachis
Tillandsia plumosa
Tillandsia pohliana
Tillandsia polita
Tillandsia pretiosa
Tillandsia pseudomacbrideana
Tillandsia recurvifolia
Tillandsia rhomboidea
Tillandsia roseiflora
Tillandsia rothii
Tillandsia rubella
Tillandsia somnians
Tillandsia sprengeliana
Tillandsia straminea
Tillandsia streptocarpa
Tillandsia streptophylla
Tillandsia stricta
Tillandsia sucrei
Tillandsia tenuifolia
Tillandsia toropiensis
Tillandsia tovarensis
Tillandsia tricolor
Tillandsia turquinensis
Tillandsia umbellata
Tillandsia variabilis
Tillandsia velickiana
Tillandsia velutina
Tillandsia vernicosa
Tillandsia vicentina
Tillandsia yunckeri
       
Tillandsia achyrostachys Tillandsia
acostae
Tillandsia aeranthos Tillandsia
atroviolacea
Tillandsia atroviridipetala Tillandsia baguagrandensis Tillandsia 
bergeri
Tillandsia beutelspacheri
Tillandsia  boliviensis Tillandsia  bourgaei Tillandsia  brachycaulos Tillandsia 
bulbosa

Tillandsia
buseri

Tillandsia bradeana Tillandsia  cacticola Tillandsia 
canescens
Tillandsia 
caminea
Tillandsia  capitata Tillandsia 
caput-medusae
Tillandsia 
caulescens
Tillandsia  cerrateana Tillandsia   concolor Tillandsia   confertiflora Tillandsia  
cretacea

Tillandsia complanata

Tillandsia
confinis

Tillandsia  
cyanea
Tillandsia
deppeana
Tillandsia didisticha Tillandsia
durati
Tillandsia
dyeriana
Tillandsia
edithiae
Tillandsia esseriana Tillandsia fasciculata Tillandsia flabellata Tillandsia
flagellata
Tillandsia
foliosa
Tillandsia fuchsii forma gracillis Tillandsia funckiana Tillandsia
gardneri
Tillandsia geminiflora Tillandsia 
globosa
Tillandsia grazielae Tillandsia guatemalensis
Tillandsia
gutteana
Tillandsia gymnobotrya

Tillandsia hamaleana

Tillandsia
harrisii
Tillandsia  heubergeri Tillandsia   hondurensis Tillandsia   huarazensis Tillandsia   
ignesiae
Tillandsia  imperialis Tillandsia  imporaensis Tillandsia
ionantha
Tillandsia  
jucunda
Tillandsia  
juncea
Tillandsia  kautskyi Tillandsia  kegeliana Tillandsia 
krahnii
Tillandsia 
lajensis

Tillandsia
latifolia

Tillandsia  leiboldiana Tillandsia 
leonamiana
Tillandsia 
lindenii
Tillandsia 
linearis
Tillandsia  lorentziana Tillandsia 
lucida
Tillandsia magnusiana Tillandsia
matudae
Tillandsia  mauryana Tillandsia 
micans
Tillandsia 
montana
Tillandsia   multicaulis Tillandsia   myriantha Tillandsia  
neglecta

Tillandsia oroyensis

Tillandsia
pamelae
Tillandsia   paucifolia Tillandsia 
platyrhachis 
Tillandsia
plumosa
Tillandsia
pohliana
Tillandsia
polita  
Tillandsia
pretiosa
Tillandsia pseudomacbrideana Tillandsia recurvifolia Tillandsia rhomboidea Tillandsia roseiflora
Tillandsia
rothii
Tillandsia
rubella
Tillandsia
somnians
Tillandsia sprengeliana

Tillandsia straminea i

Tillandsia streptocarpa Tillandsia streptophylla Tillandsia
stricta
Tillandsia
sucrei
Tillandsia tenuifolia Tillandsia toropiensis

Tillandsia tovarensis

Tillandsia
tricolor
Tillandsia turquinensis Tillandsia umbellata Tillandsia variabilis
Tillandsia velickiana Tillandsia
velutina
Tillandsia vernicosa Tillandsia vicentina
     
Tillandsia
yunckeri
     
       
 
Tillandsia is a genus of around 540 species in the Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae), found in the forests, mountains, and deserts, of Central and South America, and Mexico and the southern United States in North America.

The thinner-leafed varieties grow in rainy areas and the thick-leafed varieties in areas more subject to drought. Moisture and nutrients are gathered from the air (dust, decaying leaves and insect matter) through structures on the leaves called trichomes.

Tillandsia species are epiphytes (also called aerophytes or air plants) ie they normally grow without soil while attached to other plants). Epiphytes are not parasitic, depending on the host only for support.

The genus Tillandsia was named by Carolus Linnaeus after the Swedish physician and botanist Dr. Elias Tillandz (originally Tillander) (1640-1693).
Etymology

Common names for Tillandsia include air plant, Ball moss (T. recurvata) and Spanish moss, the latter referring to T. usneoides in particular.
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Tillandsia plants mounted on the bark of a cork oak

Tillandsia are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are used as anchors only. Reproduction is by seeds or by offsets called "pups". A single plant could have up to a dozen pups.
Indoor arrangement of six Tillandsia plants mounted on a log section.

Although not normally cultivated for their flowers, some Tillandsia will bloom on a regular basis. In addition, it is quite common for some species to take on a different leaf colour (usually changing from green to red) when about to flower. This is an indication that the plant is monocarpic (flowers once before dying) but offsets around the flowering plant will continue to thrive.

Temperature is not critical, the range being from 32C down to 10C. They are sensitive to frost, except for the hardiest species, T. usneoides, which can tolerate night-time frosts down to about -10C.

Tillandsia is a primary ingredient in an herbal supplement to treat pollen allergies.

 
 

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