Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tillandsia concolor

Tillandsia concolor oaxacaTillandsia concolor is a medium small sized species found in the southern half of Mexico. Typically its leaves form a rosette around 6 inches in diameter and the inflorescence can be a simple paddle or branched with up to 5 paddles. Probably the most unique thing about this species is the bright pink color of its petals. Very distinct compared to most species in the same subgenus that have dark blue-to-violet colored petals. Here is a great plant blooming in southern Oaxaca.