Tillandsia ionantha

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Tillandsia ionantha
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Tillandsia
Species: T. ionantha
Binomial name
Tillandsia ionantha
  • Pityrophyllum gracile Beer
  • Tillandsia rubentifolia Poiss. & Menet

Tillandsia ionantha, the sky plant,[2] is a species in the genus Tillandsia. This species is native to Central America and Mexico. It is also reportedly naturalized in Broward County, Florida.[1][3][4][5]

Two varieties are recognized:[1]

  1. Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha - most of species range
  2. Tillandsia ionantha var. stricta Koide - Oaxaca