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Southern needleleaf
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Scientific classification
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Subfamily:
Tillandsioideae
Genus:
Tillandsia
Species:
T. setacea
Binomial name
Tillandsia setacea
Swartz
Synonyms
  • Renealmia disticha L.
  • Tillandsia calamifolia Salisb.
  • Tillandsia caespitosa Leconte
  • Tillandsia disticha (L.) Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f. 1830, illegitimate homonym, not Kunth 1816
  • Diaphoranthema versicolor Beer
  • Platystachys disticha (L.) Beer
  • Vriesea disticha (L.) Kuntze
  • Tillandsia bromoides Mez

Tillandsia setacea, the southern needleleaf, is a species in the genus Tillandsia. It has a scattered, disjunct distribution in the southeastern United States (Florida, Georgia), northwestern and southern Mexico (Jalisco, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Campeche), Guatemala, the West Indies (Cayman Islands, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico) and the State of Pará in northeastern Brazil.

Cultivars

  • Tillandsia 'But'
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