Wild Florida Photo - Tillandsia simulata - Manatee River Airplant

Tillandsia simulata Small

Manatee River Airplant
Florida Airplant

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Volusia Co. FL 01/11/23
Volusia Co. FL 01/11/23
Volusia Co. FL 01/11/23

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A frequent epiphytic plant of hammocks and swamps in the central peninsula of Florida, south to Lake Okeechobee and northward into Levy, Putnam and Flagler Counties.
Florida airplant has triangular-shaped leaves (long) and leaf sheaths (short). The inflorescence has a lavender corolla and floral bracts that are green or red-tinged.


Tillandsia simulata is a member of the Bromeliaceae - Bromeliad family.

Other species of the Tillandsia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Tillandsia balbisiana - NORTHERN NEEDLELEAF
  Tillandsia bartramii - BARTRAM'S AIRPLANT
  Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica  - CARDINAL AIRPLANT
  Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica - GIANT AIRPLANT
  Tillandsia floridana - FLORIDA AIRPLANT
  Tillandsia recurvata - BALLMOSS
  Tillandsia setacea - SOUTHERN NEEDLELEAF
  Tillandsia usneoides - SPANISH MOSS
  Tillandsia utriculata - GIANT AIRPLANT
  Tillandsia variabilis - SOFT-LEAVED WILD PINE

Date record last modified: May 13, 2024

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