Saturday, April 18, 2009

T. ionantha Druid

A variant from its' common cousins. It somewhat looks greener and the leaves are more erect. But slowly changes to clear pale yellow with white flowers at athesis ranging from 3-5 numbers.

It was first discoverd near Vera Cruz, Mexico. Personally I find there are few differences again in this variant. Some are in bigger size, some turn to yellowish peach color at flowering. Some have shorter leaves blade but all have white colored flowers.

A rather unique small plant with such color in Tillandsia.

Monday, April 13, 2009

T. rectangula.

Recently purchased this ball of T. rectangula. A perfect sphere with many spiky contorted leaves makes it somewhat looks like our local 'durian'.

A small miniature grows as epiphytes in dry forest that are closely related to T. funebris. Both species are native in Bolivia to northern Argentina.

Personally I find both looks very similar. They produce minute rusty orangy brown flower heavily scented in the morning.