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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Tillandsia achyrostachys (mescalito)

Rosettes of thin, pliant leaves to about eight inches tall. The usually unbranched inflorescences have green bracts and chartreuse flowers. Uncommon in Sonora, restricted to a few wet canyons in tropical deciduous forest and oak woodland. Ranges south to Oaxaca.

Tillandsia achyrostachys from southern Sonora. This cultivated plant is much larger than most wild plants. Photos: Mark Dimmitt