Tillandsia homostachya 
  • Andr?, Rev. Hort. 60: 567 (1888)

This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Plant stemless, flowering 5 dm high. Leaves few, densely rosulate, 2 dm long, densely and fmely appressed-lepidote; sheaths very large, elongate, ventricose; blades lanceolate, acuminate, 30 mm wide, coriaceous. Scape slender, erect; scape-bracts elliptic, acute, somewhat exceeding the internodes, whitish, lepidote. Inflorescence laxly bipinnate, distichous, 15 cm long, pale-lepidote, composed of about 10 spikes; primary bracts oblong, acute, 30 mm long, strongly carinate; spikes subsessile, somewhat spreading, rather densely flowered , 40 mm long; rhachis flexuous to geniculate, compressed. Floral bracts ovate, acute, conspicuously incurved at apex, 8 mm long, distinctly exceeding the sepals, lepidote, not imbricate nor concealing the rhachis, even or faintly few-nerved; flowers suberect, more than twice the length of the internodes. Sepals obovate, rounded at apex; coriaceous, lepidote; petals slightly longer than the sepals, flavous; stamens included; ovary globose; style short.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Ecuador


  • 1 Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Smith, L.B. & Downs, R.J. Bromeliaceae (Tillandsioideae). Flora Neotropica Monograph 14(2), 663-1492 (New York: Hafner Press.: 1977).

 Information From

WCS higher taxonomy
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Retrieved 2011 onwards
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