Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants rootless, pendent from trees, consisting of slender, wiry, branching stems to 5 m, bearing numerous scattered, densely cinereous-lepidote, filiform lvs 2–5 cm; infl reduced to a single subsessile fl terminating very short axillary branches; sep narrowly ovate, to 7 mm; pet narrow, recurved, green fading yellowish, 1 cm; fr cylindric, 2.5 cm; 2n=32. Trop. Amer., n. on the coastal plain to Va. and historically to s. Md.

  • Common Names

    Spanish moss