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3. Tillandsia baileyi Rose ex Small, Flora of the Southeastern United States. 246, 1328. 1903.

Plants usually several individuals in cluster, flowering to 20--40 cm. Stems short. Leaves 6--14 in small rosette, many-ranked, slightly contorted, gray-green to silver, 5--40 ´ 0.3--0.7 cm, densely appressed-grayish-scaly; sheath pale to nearly chestnut brown within, ovate, conspicuously inflated, passing gradually into blade, forming small pseudobulb, 1.5--2.5 cm wide; blade linear, semisucculent, margins involute, apex acute. Inflorescences: scape conspicuous, erect or ascending, 7--15 cm, 2--3 mm diam.; bracts densely imbricate, erect to spreading, like leaves but smaller; sheath of bracts narrowing gradually into blade; spikes usually ascending, pinnate, linear, compressed, 3--7 ´ 0.6--1 cm, apex acute to obtuse; branches rarely 1--2. Floral bracts imbricate, erect, pink to dark rose, broad (covering all or most of rachis, rachis not visible at anthesis), elliptic, not keeled, 1.5--2.3 cm, thin-leathery, base not visible at anthesis, apex broadly acute, surfaces densely grayish-scaly. Flowers 5--15, conspicuous; sepals with adaxial pair short-connate, lanceolate, keeled, 1.3--1.6 cm, papery, prominently veined, apex acute, surfaces scaly; corolla tubular; petals erect, purple, ligulate, to 3 cm; stamens exserted; stigma exserted, conduplicate-spiral. Fruits 2.5--4 cm.

Flowering spring. Epiphytic in dry thickets, woods; 5--100 m; Tex.; Mexico.


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