Tillandsia flexuosa

Species:Tillandsia flexuosa Sw.
Status:Native, Threatened-State
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.


Genus Tillandsia
Species Tillandsia flexuosa Sw. - TWISTED AIRPLANT; BANDED AIRPLANT


Citation TILLANDSIA FLEXUOSA Swartz, Prodr. 56. 1788.
Basionym: **
Type: COLOMBIA: Cartagena (lectotype: Jacquin, Sel. Stirp. Amer. pl. 63. 1763.) Lectotypified by L. B. Smith & Downs, Fl. Neotrop. 14: 977. 1977.

** Not applicable or data not available.


CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Broward USF  
Charlotte USF  
Collier USF  
Hendry FLAS  
Highlands FLAS  
Lee USF  
Martin FLAS  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Keys USF  
Monroe Mainland FLAS  
Palm Beach FAU FAU specimens now housed at FTG


– Denotes synonyms that are applicable to the state. Show these synonyms only

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Anoplophytum flexuosum Anoplophytum flexuosum (Swartz) Beer, Fam. Bromel. 43. 1856 ("1857").BASIONYM: Tillandsia flexuosa Swartz 1788. 
Tillandsia aloifolia Tillandsia aloifolia Hooker, Exot. Fl. 3: pl. 205. 1827. TYPE: TRINIDAD: Without data, De Schack s.n. (holotype: K).
Vriesea aloifolia Vriesea aloifolia (Hooker) Beer, Fam. Bromel. 95. 1856 ("1857").BASIONYM: Tillandsia aloifolia Hooker 1827. 
Platystachys patens Platystachys patens (Willdenow ex Schultes & Schultes f.) K. Koch, Index Sem. Hort. Bot. Berol. 1873(App. 4): 5. 1874.BASIONYM: Tillandsia patens Willdenow ex Schultes & Schultes f. 1830. 
Tillandsia flexuosa var. fasciata Tillandsia flexuosa Swartz, var. fasciata Lindley, Bot. Reg. 9: sub pl. 749. 1823.  
Tillandsia flexuosa var. vivipara Tillandsia flexuosa Swartz, var. vivipara Andre, Bromel. Andr. 82. 1889. TYPE: VENEZUELA:
Tillandsia limbata Tillandsia limbata Schlechtendal, Linnaea 18: 419. 1844. TYPE: MEXICO: Veracruz: Hacienda de la Laguna, s.d., Schiede s.n. (holotype: ?).
Tillandsia patens Tillandsia patens Willdenow ex Schultes & Schultes f., in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7(2): 1229. 1830. TYPE: VENEZUELA: Caripe, s.d., Humboldt & Bonpland s.n. (holotype: B?).