Definition of Tillandsia usneoides
1. Noun. Dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America.
Group relationships: Genus Tillandsia, Tillandsia
Generic synonyms: Aerophyte, Air Plant, Epiphyte, Epiphytic Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tillandsia Usneoides
Literary usage of Tillandsia usneoides
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The plant is named for its resemblance to the lichen Usnea. 3816. The Spanish moss (tillandsia usneoides) hanging from the trees. Gulf coast description of ..."
2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"242) ; epiphytes consist of only a few herbaceous forms, one of which, Tillandsia usneoides (Figs. 48, 240), frequently dominates the landscape, ..."
3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"The tillandsia usneoides would appear to The ... It is the produce of Tillandsia usneoides (Broméliacées}, an epiphytic plant which hangs abundantly upon ..."
4. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1907)
"tillandsia usneoides, the hanging moss of the southern states, ... Cross-section through a water-absorbing scale of tillandsia usneoides; a, a, ..."
5. Waste Products and Undeveloped Substances: A Synopsis of Progress Made in by Peter Lund Simmonds (1873)
"Spanish moss, or Sakra hair, a long horsehair-like parasite (tillandsia usneoides), is abundant on trees in different parts of British Guiana ; it is also ..."