Is this an air plant?

AliSidewinder06October 9, 2013

If so what kind?

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debbyabq

It sure looks like one, though being in the shade, it is a little hard to tell what kind it is. Where was the picture taken? That might help in the identification.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 6:51PM
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gonzer_gw

Where was the photo taken?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 7:16AM
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AliSidewinder06

In my back yard in NE Florida. It was hard to see the screen to see if I was getting the pic

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 10:23PM
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debbyabq

Check here to see if pictures are familiar:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_moss
aka
Tillandsia recurvate (which you can search on as well for more pictures)
I notice the one in your picture seems to have a stem and flower at the end, which looks like the ones I bought. They don't grow wild here in New Mexico, it's way too cold in the winter, but T recurvata does grow in Florida :)

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 11:40AM
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o2tiller(N/A)

Picture makes it a bit difficult to say for sure. Debby & Gonzer's suggestion of posting a location definitely helps to narrow it down.

Harry Luther (whom recently died in Singapore last year) authored a book in 2009 that is very good with helping to identify Tillandsia growing in Florida: "Native Bromeliads of Florida".

My guess would be (*maybe*possibly) Tillandsia simulata ~ hard to tell from your picture. Anyway, nice find, especially in your own backyard! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 1:11PM
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gonzer_gw

With the seed pod evident hanging below the fork in the branch it shows that it's T. recurvata.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:49AM
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