Monographs Details: Tillandsia paradina L.B.Sm.
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 to 57 cm high. Leaves rosulate, to 24 cm long, densely and minutely pale-lepidote; sheaths broadly elliptic, castaneous; blades ligulate, very broadly acute or subrounded and apiculate, 5 cm wide, flat, dark-spotted. Scape erect, slender; scape-bracts erect, about equaling the internodes, elliptic, densely pale-lepidote. Inflorescence laxly tripinnate, 33 cm long, sparsely lepidote; primary bracts like the scape-bracts, shorter than the sterile prophyllate bases of the branches; branches spreading; spikes dense or interrupted toward base, 10-17-flowered; rhachis geniculate, slender, angled. Floral bracts erect, broadly ovate, distinctly shorter than the sepals, ecarinate, even. Sepals asymmetric, broadly obovate, 5 mm long, even. Capsule slenderly cylindric, 2 cm long.

Distribution:Bolivia South America| La Paz Bolivia South America|