Tillandsia usneoides

Tillandsia usneoides
Tillandsia Til*land"si*a, n. [NL., after Prof. Tillands, of Abo, in Finland.] (Bot.) An immense genus of epiphytic bromeliaceous plants confined to tropical and subtropical America. They usually bear a rosette of narrow overlapping basal leaves, which often hold a considerable quantity of water. The spicate or paniculate flowers have free perianth segments, and are often subtended by colored bracts. Also, a plant of this genus.

Note: {Tillandsia usneoides}, called {Spanish moss}, {long moss}, {black moss}, and {Florida moss}, has a very slender pendulous branching stem, and forms great hanging tufts on the branches of trees in the Southeastern United States and south to Argentina. It is often used for stuffing mattresses [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tillandsia usneoides — kedeninė tilandsija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bromelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Tillandsia usneoides), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Tillandsia usneoides angl. Florida moss; long moss;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Tillandsia usneoides — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tillandsia usneoides — Air plant Air plant (Bot.) A plant deriving its sustenance from the air alone; an a[ e]rophyte. [1913 Webster] Note: The Florida moss ({Tillandsia}, many tropical orchids, and most mosses and lichens are air plants. Those which are lodged upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tillandsia usneoides — ID 84366 Symbol Key TIUS Common Name Spanish moss Family Bromeliaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TX, VA, VI Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Tillandsia usneoides — 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 • Syn: ↑Spanish moss, ↑old man s beard, ↑black moss, ↑long moss… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L. — Symbol TIUS Common Name Spanish moss Botanical Family Bromeliaceae …   Scientific plant list

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