Spanish moss

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    Spanish moss @ Toropical Dream Center(Okinawa)
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    Spanish moss @ Toropical Dream Center(Okinawa)
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    Spanish moss @ Toropical Dream Center(Okinawa)

Basic information

Flower Name
Spanish moss
Formal Name
Tillandsia usneoides
Alias
Tillandsia, Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides
Habitat
Southern North America and Latin America
Morph
Evergreen perennial, epiphytic plants

Comment

What is Spanish moss

Spanish Moss, scientific name:Tillandsia usneoides, is an evergreen perennial, epiphytic plantsas of the Tillandsia genus of the Bromeliaceae native to Southern North America and Latin America. Often seen in the Botanical Garden's greenhouses, etc. It is a companion to palmately lobed with long narrow leaves in grey-green strap-like stem of Tillandsia (Tillandsia). To absorb all moisture from the air, so also called airplanes (Air plants). What looks like a root collection of slender stems, and degenerated the roots of the original does not exist. Stretches like a liner from the trees or proliferation, carried in the wind there in, goes live.

Common name: Spanish Moss , scientific name:Tillandsia usneoides, aka: trader Tillandsia, Air plants, Spanish Moss, origin: Southern North America and Latin America, environment: trees, rocks, airy place The raw living type: Evergreen perennial, epiphytic plants, vine length: 5-8 m, stem diameter: 0.1 cm, leaf shape: linear, leaf blade length: 4 cm, covered by leaf size: 0.1 cm leaf arrangement: alternate leaves scaly grayish leaf sheath 0.8 cm, leaf sheath shape: ellipsoid, inflorescence: Unit, petal shape: elongated oval shape, Flowers: 3-petaled flower, floral pattern, flower color: pale yellow-green-blue, flower head: 1 cm. flowering: summer, flowering period: 4, the flower bract scales of the egg-shaped sepals: narrow-ovate sepal length: 0.7 cm, fruit type: capsule and ripens fruit, fruit shape: cylindrical, fruit length: 2.5 cm, seeds: fluff, applications: greenhouses,For the packaging cushions, flower arrangements.

Detailed information

Order
Poales
Family
Bromeliaceae
Genus
Tillandsia
Species
T. usneoides
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Other
Petal shape
Egg-shaped/Oval
Leaf type
Linear
Leaf edge
Flowering place
Botanic garden
Color
Blue, Green, White
Season
Height
500 ~ 800 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1

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