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Genus: Tillandsia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Bromeliaceae

About 540 species, native to the southern USA, Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies. A total of 107 species are cultivated in southern Africa, mainly in specialist collections.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002). Four species listed by Glen have been moved to Racinaea.

Tillandsia achyrostachys

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia aeranthos

Native from Brazil to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia albida

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia andicola

Native to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia andreana

Native to Colombia and Venezuela.

 

Tillandsia araujei

Native to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia archeri

Native to Colombia and Venezuela.

 

Tillandsia argentea

Native to Mexico and Cuba.

 

Tillandsia baileyi

Native from Texas to Nicaragua.

 

Tillandsia balbisiana

Native to Florida, the West Indies and South America.

 

Tillandsia bandensis

Native from Bolivia to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia bulbosa

Native from Mexico to Brazil, as well as the West Indies.

 

Tillandsia butzii

Native from Mexico to Panama.

 

Tillandsia caerulea

Native to Ecuador and Peru.

 

Tillandsia califanii

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia capillaris

Native from Peru to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia capitata

Native to Mexico and Cuba.

 

Tillandsia caput-medusae

Native from Mexico to Costa Rica.

 

Tillandsia cauligera

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia chaetophylla

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia compacta

Native from Cuba to Venezuela.

 

Tillandsia concolor

Native to Mexico and El Salvador.

 

Tillandsia cryptopoda

Native to Honduras and Nicaragua.

 

Tillandsia cyanea

Native to Ecuador and Peru.

 

Tillandsia diaguitensis

Native to Paraguay and Argentina.

 

Tillandsia disticha

Native from Colombia to Peru.

 

Tillandsia elongata

Native to Colombia and Trinidad.

 

Tillandsia erecta

Native to Bolivia and Argentina.

 

Tillandsia fasciculata

Native from Florida to French Guiana.

 

Tillandsia fendleri

Native from the West Indies to Ecuador.

 

Tillandsia ferreyrae

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia filifolia

Native from Mexico to Costa Rica.

 

Tillandsia flabellata

Native from Mexico to El Salvador.

 

Tillandsia floribunda

Native to Ecuador and Peru.

 

Tillandsia friesii

Native to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia gardneri

Native from Colombia to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia geminiflora

Native from Brazil to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia gilliesii

Native from Peru to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia graebneri

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia grandis

Native from Mexico to Nicaragua.

 

Tillandsia gymnobotrya

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia heteromorpha

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia heterophylla

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia hildae

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia hondurensis

Native to Honduras.

 

Tillandsia humilis

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia ignesiae

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia imperialis

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia incarnata

Native to Colombia and Ecuador.

 

Tillandsia ionantha

Native from Mexico to Nicaragua.

 

Tillandsia ixioides

Native from Bolivia to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia jucunda

Native to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia juncea

Native from Mexico to Bolivia, as well as the West Indies.

 

Tillandsia kammii

Native to Honduras.

 

Tillandsia lampropoda

Native from Mexico to Costa Rica.

 

Tillandsia landbeckii

Native from Ecuador to Chile.

 

Tillandsia latifolia

Native to Ecuador and Peru.

 

Tillandsia leucolepis

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia lindenii

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia linearis

Native to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia loliacea

Native from Bolivia to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia longifolia

Native from Costa Rica to Bolivia.

 

Tillandsia lorentziana

Native from Bolivia to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia lucida

Native from Mexico to Honduras.

 

Tillandsia lymanii

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia macdougallii

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia maculata

Native to Ecuador and Peru.

 

Tillandsia magnusiana

Native from Mexico to El Salvador.

 

Tillandsia mallemontii

Native to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia matudae

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia multicaulis

Native from Mexico to Panama.

 

Tillandsia nuptialis

Native to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia orogenes

Native from Mexico to Nicaragua.

 

Tillandsia paleacea

Native from Colombia to Chile.

 

Tillandsia plumosa

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia polita

Native from Mexico to El Salvador.

 

Tillandsia polystachia

Native from Florida to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia ponderosa

Native from Mexico to El Salvador.

 

Tillandsia pruinosa

Native from Florida to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia pueblensis

Native to Mexico.

 

Tillandsia punctulata

Native from Mexico to Panama.

 

Tillandsia purpurea

Native to Ecuador and Peru.

 

Tillandsia remota

Native from Mexico to El Salvador.

 

Tillandsia reichenbachii

Native to Bolivia and Argentina.

 

Tillandsia reuteri

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia schiedeana

Native from Mexico to Venezuela.

 

Tillandsia selleana

Native to Jamaica and Hispaniola.

 

Tillandsia setacea

Native from Florida to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia sphaerocephala

Native to Bolivia and Argentina.

 

Tillandsia streptocarpa

Native from Peru to Brazil.

 

Tillandsia streptophylla

[= Tillandsia circinnata]

Native from Florida to Venezuela.

 

Tillandsia superba

Native to Ecuador.

 

Tillandsia tenuifolia

Native from the West Indies to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia teres

Native to Peru.

 

Tillandsia tovarensis

Native from Colombia to Peru.

 

Tillandsia tricholepis

Native from Peru to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia tricolor

Native from Mexico to Panama.

 

Tillandsia usneoides

Native from the southeastern USA to Chile.

Tillandsia velickiana

Native to Guatemala.

 

Tillandsia variabilis

[= Tillandsia valenzuelana]

Native from Florida to Bolivia.

 

Tillandsia vernicosa

Native from Bolivia to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia vicentina

Native from Mexico to Nicaragua.

 

Tillandsia violacea

Native to Mexico and Guatemala.

 

Tillandsia viridiflora

Native from Mexico to Nicaragua.

 

Tillandsia xerographica

Native from Mexico to El Salvador.

 

Tillandsia xiphioides

Native from Bolivia to Argentina.

 

Tillandsia yunckeri

Native from Mexico to El Salvador.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 

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