genus Tillandsia


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Noun1.genus Tillandsia - large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant massesgenus Tillandsia - large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Bromeliaceae, family Bromeliaceae, pineapple family - a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance
black moss, long moss, old man's beard, Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides - dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America
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The taxonomy follows Luther (2008), except for Tillandsiapatula, where we follow Grant (Grant, 1993) in considering this species a member of the genus Tillandsia and not Vriesea.
The genus Tillandsia was recognized by Smith and Dowson (1973) with seven subgenera (Allardtia, Anoplophlytum, Diaphoranthema, Phytarrhiza, Pseudalcantarea, Tillandsia and Pseudocatopsis) encompassing over 410 taxa, ofwhich 255 in six subgenera were recorded for the Peruvian flora.
A card-carrying member of the genus Tillandsia, this strange and wonderful plant is found from Georgia to Texas and south to Argentina.
According to information of the nature protecting agency there are just in the genus Tillandsia and next to Tillandsia xerographica numerous species which are endangered by illegal collecting or even brought close to extinction like T.