Tillandsia sprengeliana is an epiphyte of Brazil’s coastal forest (4). The plants are often seen growing at an angle and they consist of a rosette of 20 – 50 leaves (2). The grey-green leaves are erect and tightly packed; they have white powdery scales that give the plant a furry appearance (2). The flower stalk (or inflorescence) reaches above the rosette of leaves (2) and bears 4 – 10 luminous pink flowers (4).
Walter, K.S. & Gillett, H.J. [eds] (1998) 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Center. IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Smith, L.B. & Downs, R.J. (1977) Flora Neotropica, Monograph No. 14, part 2. Tillandsioideae (Bromeliaceae). Harner Press, New York.
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