Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Tillandsia recurvata (Linnaeus) Linnaeus. Ball-moss, Bunch-moss, Gallitos. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: On tree branches in maritime forests (northwards) or southwards epiphytic in a wide range of situations and also on utility wires and rock faces. Dist: Se. GA (Duncan 1985) west to s. AL, south to s. FL; LA to AZ and south through Mexico, Central America , and South America; West Indies. Introduced in e. SC (Beaufort, Jasper, Charleston, Georgetown counties) via landscaping plants (Gramling 2010; P. McMillan, pers. comm. 2005). Plants on landscaping trees in s. MS may also be from introduction via this means.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Bah, ETx1, FNA22, K3, K4, Meso6, NcTx, Tx, WH3; = Diaphoranthema recurvata – S

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