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Author: Carl Christian Mez, 1901
Origin:  El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink / Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Offsets
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Tillandsia ehlersiana Werner Rauh, 1984

This member of the Bromeliaceae family was described by Carl Christian Mez  in 1901. It is found in southern Mexico and central America, growing as an epiphyte. It thrives with some water and lots of sun. The pseudobulbs can grow to six centimetres in diameter and 25 centimetres long. The flowers are pink and purple.

The genera is named after Elias Tillands, 16401693, a Swedish botanist, working in Finland. The species is named after Eduard Georg Seler, 1849-1922, a prominent German anthropologist, ethnohistorian, linguist, epigrapher, academic and Americanist scholar.