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Spanish Moss

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Order: Poales


Scientific Name:Tillandsia usneoides

IUCN Red List status: Not Evaluated

Protected by the following WLT projects:



Spanish Moss is another well known bromeliad. Despite having very small leaves, as little as 1mm in diameter (the smallest leaves of any bromeliad), it forms dense growths hanging down from trees. This makes it instantly recognisable.

Threats and Conservation

WLT is actively involved in Atlantic Rainforest conservation in Argentina (Misiones Province), Brazil (REGUA Reserve) and Paraguay (San Rafael). To help save Atlantic Forest habitat, please support these projects.

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