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Tillandsia fasciculata Sw. var. fasciculata
Cardinal airplant

Tillandsia fasciculata

Family: Bromeliaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Endangered

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 178-179) based on a single collection around 1970 from the vicinity of Fuchs Hammock in southern Miami-Dade County (Price s.n. FLAS). No new records are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants places the abundant Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica and the rare Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica and this into synonymy under Tillandsia fasciculata sensu lato. We follow USDA PLANTS, ITIS,, Plants of the World Online and other authorities and treat these three taxa as distinct entities.

Other data on Tillandsia fasciculata var. fasciculata available from :

Tillandsia fasciculata var. fasciculata has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Tillandsia fasciculata var. fasciculata has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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