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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador to N. Central Chile.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Chile Central, Chile North, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru

Introduced into:

Uruguay

Tillandsia capillaris Ruiz & Pav. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillies [s.n.], Argentina Tillandsia capillaris f. incana K000321893 holotype
Argentina Tillandsia capillaris f. incana K000584936
Gillies [s.n.], Argentina Tillandsia capillaris var. lanuginosa K000321894 holotype
Hieronymus, G. [s.n.], Argentina Tillandsia capillaris var. lanuginosa K000584935
Gay [s.n.], Argentina Tillandsia capillaris var. lanuginosa K000584934
Mar 5, 1983 Hieronymus, G. [422], Argentina Tillandsia capillaris f. hieronymi K000321891 syntype

First published in Fl. Peruv. 3: 42 (1802)

Accepted by

  • Castello, L.V. & Galetto, L. (2013). How many taxa can be recognised within the complex Tillandsia capillaris (Bromeliaceae, Tillandsioideae)? PhytoKeys 23: 25-39.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0