Monographs Details: Tillandsia circinnatoides Matuda
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, often densely aggregated, flowering 10-20 cm high. Leaves few, coarsely sulcate, 7-16 cm long, covered with coarse, appressed cinereous scales; sheaths large, ovate, forming a narrow pseudobulb, merging into the blades, the outer ones reduced and bladeless; blades narrowly triangular, involute subulate, curved. Scape erect, short and hidden by the leaves. Inflorescence simple, lance-oblong, attenuate, curved, 5-10 cm long, 15-20 mm wide, complanate. Floral bracts densely imbricate, elliptic, broadly acute, 2-3 cm long, exceeding the sepals, carinate at apex, strongly nerved, thin, roseate, densely lepidote; flowers subsessile. Sepals lanceolate, to 25 mm long, chartaceous, lepidote, free or the posterior short-connate; petals tubular-erect, 40 mm long, blue to dark violet; stamens and style long-exserted. Capsule subtrigonous-cylindric, to 35 mm long.

Discussion:Note. It has not been possible to reverify all material cited under Tillandsia circinnata Schlechtendal since the publication of T. circinnatoides Matuda. It is possible that some specimens of the latter species are not yet discovered.
Distribution:Mexico North America| Puebla Mexico North America| México Mexico North America| Guerrero Mexico North America| Oaxaca Mexico North America| Costa Rica South America| Guanacaste Costa Rica Central America|