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What

Spanish Moss Tillandsia usneoides

Observer

campbell29

Date

January 15, 2019 07:58 AM EST

Description

Visual Description: Long greenish gray strands of organism hanging off branches of oak tree. Strands up to two meters long. Linear, curly overlapping leaves about 3cm long. Leaves have small scales. No flowers visible.

Defining characteristics: growing on another plant characteristic of an epiphyte. Flowers (when present) indicative of an angiosperm. Linear leaves with parallel veins indicative of a monocot.

Reference: http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1169665-2#descriptions

Habitat: Found in an urban habitat growing on a cultivated tree. Native to The Southern United States and South America.

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