Home

Plants

Tree of Life

ID
  
 
Healthy Home Gardening
 
Cravo do Mato, Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
tillandsia


heidbenati
heidbenati
Flower Petal # 7+
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb


Bromeliaceae Family

tillandsia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Air plant, Ball moss (T. recurvata) and Spanish moss, the latter referring to T. usneoides in particular.


Location

Brazil


Compare Species
?

Bromeliaceae
Poales
Poales
Commelinidae
Monocots
Monocots
One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

The plant genus Tillandsia, a member of the Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae), is found in the deserts, forests and mountains of Central and South America, and Mexico and the southern United States in North America. The thinner leafed varieties grow in rainy areas and the thick leafed varieties in areas more subject to drought. Moisture and nutrients are gathered from the air (dust, decaying leaves and insect matter) through structures on the leaves called trichomes. Tillandsia species are epiphytes, i.e. in nature they normally grow without soil, attached to other plants. Epiphytes are not parasitic, and depend on the host only for support.
The genus Tillandsia was named by Carolus Linnaeus after the Finnish physician and botanist Dr. Elias Tillandz (originally Tillander) (1640-1693).

Tillandsia are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are used as anchors only. Reproduction is by seeds or by offsets called "pups". A single plant could have up to a dozen pups.
Indoor arrangement of six Tillandsia plants mounted on a log section.

Although not normally cultivated for their flowers, some Tillandsia will bloom on a regular basis. In addition, it is quite common for some species to take on a different leaf colour (usually changing from green to red) when about to flower. This is an indication that the plant is monocarpic (flowers once before dying) but offsets around the flowering plant will continue to thrive.

Temperature is not critical, the range being from 32°C down to 10°C. They are sensitive to frost, except for the hardiest species, T. usneoides, which can tolerate night-time frosts down to about -10°C.

Tillandsia is a primary ingredient in Allerplex, a Standard Process herbal supplement to treat pollen allergies.



Cravo do Mato "Bromelia"
Cravo do Mato "Bromelia" - August 12, 2009



Cravo do Mato "Bromelia"
Cravo do Mato "Bromelia" - August 12, 2009



Cravo do Mato "Bromelia"
Cravo do Mato "Bromelia" - August 12, 2009



Cravo do Mato "Bromelia"
Cravo do Mato "Bromelia" - August 12, 2009

Comment: Cravo do Mato, Tillandsia , tillandsia

Look for Cravo do Mato, Tillandsia on:
Google: Cravo do Mato, Tillandsia Wikipedia: Cravo do Mato, Tillandsia YouTube: Cravo do Mato, Tillandsia
Phylogenetic Tree of Life

Learn how to create a custom
Tree of Life





© Copyright 2006 - 2019 HealthyHomeGardening.com.
All Rights Reserved.
Web Design by Artatom