Plant ID forum: ID this Tillandsia

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2014 12:00 PM CST
I just got a bag of tillandsia from a lady who lives in S. Florida. She says they grow "all over the place", mainly on oaks and crepe myrtle trees, often along-side Spanish moss. However she doesn't know exactly what this tillandsia is. Can you ID it for me? My guess is that it is "Ball moss", T. recurvate, but I would like to know for certain so that I can properly label it. The first and last pics were done with flash and the middle two in natural (greenhouse) light. When dry, the leaves are grayish and when wet, they are light green. There are lots of spent bracts/blooms present, flower color unknown.


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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2014 2:15 PM CST
Possibly Ball Moss (Tillandsia recurvata) which indeed grows all over the place, even here in the central part of Florida.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2014 2:20 PM CST
I was contacted by a S. Florida Extension Service person who confirmed that I do indeed have the "Ball moss" tillandsia. Thanks.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2014 2:26 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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