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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Tillandsia elizabethae
syn. T. sonorensis L.B. Smith & Dimmitt


Tillandsia elizabethae growing on Bursera grandifolia near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Matthew B. Johnson

Rosettes of few, stiff, narrow, curved white leaves. The inflorescence is simple or few-branched, with pink bracts and lavender flowers. Blooms spring and summer.

This is an atmospheric epiphyte that is found mostly on trees, in arroyos and commonly on open slopes in tropical deciduous forest. The species is known only from Sonora and Sinaloa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tillandsia elizabethae near Guajaray, Sonora. Note seedling on far left center. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Inflorescence of a Sonoran T. elizabethae in cultivation. Photo: Mark Dimmitt