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A flowering plant from Glassgardens.co.za.

Author: William Jackson Hooker, 1825
Family:  BROMELIACEAE
Origin:  Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Islands
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Red / Light Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Offsets
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pourretia hanisiana E. Morren ex E. Morren, 1847.
Tillandsia
erythraea Lindl. & Paxton, 1850.
Tillandsia
inanis Lindl. & Paxton, 1850.
Tillandsia
pumila Lindl. & Paxton, 1850.
Platystachys
erythraea,Beer, 1856.
Platystachys inanis, Beer, 1856.
Platystachys
bulbosa, Beer, 1857.
Pachystachys
bulbosa, Beer, 1857.
Tillandsia bulbosa var. picta Hook.

This member of the Bromeliaceae family was given this name by William Jackson Hooker in 1825. It is found in central and northern South America, growing as an epiphyte with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres in height.

The genera is named after Elias Tillands, 16401693, a Swedish botanist, working in Finland. The species name for the bulbouse base of the plant.