Monographs Details: Tillandsia lineatispica Mez
Authority: Smith, Lyman B. & Downs, Robert J. 1977. Tillandsioideae (Bromeliaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 14 (2): 663-1492. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Description - Plant stemless, flowering 12 dm high. Leaves rosulate, 6 dm long, densely pale-lepidote throughout; sheaths elongate, minutely appressed-lepidote; blades linear, filiform-attenuate, 25 mm wide at the base, stiff, the scales appressed above, subspreading below. Scape erect, stout, glabrous; scape-bracts erect, involute, imbricate, the lower ones foliaceous with long narrow strict blades reaching the inflorescence, the upper ones bright red, lepidote. Inflorescence subdensely tripinnate, 3 dm long; axes glabrous; primary bracts strict, ovate, slenderly laminate, much shorter than the axillary branches, bright red, lepidote; branches pinnate with 2 or 3 subequal digitate spikes; spikes strict, short-stipitate, linear in outline, densely 16-24-flowered, about 15 cm long, 1 cm wide. Floral bracts erect, imbricate, ovate-elliptic, apiculate, up to 27 mm long at anthesis, distinctly shorter than the sepals, coriaceous with a broad membranaceous margin, straight, carinate, closely and prominently nerved, purple-margined, the lowest minutely lepidote, the others glabrous; flowers erect; pedicels obconic, stout, 5 mm long. Sepals narrowly elliptic, acute and apiculate, about 21 mm long, 11 mm wide, coriaceous, prominently nerved, glabrous, posteriorly connate for 4 mm; petals tubular-erect, 35 mm long at least; stamens and pistil exserted.

Distribution:Puerto Rico South America|