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Image of Tillandsia usneoides (Heno). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tillandsia usneoides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-700 m. 05 29, 2006

 

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Species:  Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L.
Family:  Bromeliaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Bromeliales
Chilean Name:  Heno
English Name:  Spanish moss/air plant/Florida moss/grandfather's whiskers/long moss/old man's beard.
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1096
About 8 Tillandsia in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 30 Bromeliaceae in Chile and 22 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Tillandsia usneoides (Heno). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tillandsia usneoides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-700 m. 05 29, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Tillandsia usneoides (Heno). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tillandsia usneoides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-700 m. 05 29, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Tillandsia usneoides (Heno). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tillandsia usneoides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-700 m. 05 29, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More species from the same Bromeliaceae family in our data base:

Deuterocohnia chrysantha

Fascicularia bicolor (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Fascicularia litoralis (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Greigia landbeckii (Chupón / Quiscal)

Greigia sphacelata

Ochagavia andina

Ochagavia carnea (Cardoncillo)

Ochagavia lindleyana

Ochagavia litoralis

Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey)

Puya boliviensis

Puya chilensis (Puya / Chagual)

Puya coerulea var. monteroana (Chagualillo)

Puya coerulea

Puya coerulea

Puya gilmartinii

Puya venusta (Chagualillo)

Tillandsia capillaris (Clavel del aire)

Tillandsia geissei

Tillandsia landbeckii

Tillandsia macronae

Tillandsia usneoides (Heno)

 

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