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The flowers by Timm Stolten, Wikipedia.org.

Author: Eizi Matuda, 1973
Family:  BROMELIACEAE
Origin:  Mexico
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Light Blue - Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Offsets
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Bromeliaceae family was given this name by Eizi Matuda in 1973. It is found, growing as an epiphyte in Mexico. It requires some water and lots of sun. The inflated pseudobulbs will grow up to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant up to 20 centimetres. The flowers are bluish purple.

The genera is named after Elias Tillands, 16401693, a Swedish botanist, working in Finland. The species name means 'looking like (Lecanora) circinnat'.