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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY Bromeliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Diaphoranthema recurvata

 

COMMON NAME:
Ball-moss, Bunch-moss


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image of Tillandsia recurvata, Ball-moss, Bunch-moss

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_t_recurvata1_yagul

January    Oaxaca state    Mexico

Plants in dense, more or less spherical clusters, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Diaphoranthema recurvata

 

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4244

Forb
Perennial

Native to se. Georgia, southward & westward (introduced in SC)

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Habitat: On tree branches in maritime forests (northwards) or southwards epiphytic in a wide range of situations and also on utility wires and rock faces, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves 2-ranked, gray
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Violet
Bisexual
Superior ovary

Inflorescence scapose, of (1)2(3) flowers

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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