[align=left]Florida has 16 species, and two natural hybrids, of bromeliads. Many of these plants are restricted to the southern parts of the state. The following list gives the scientific name first, followed by the common name.[/align]

[align=left]1. Catopsis berteroniana/ Powdery Strap Airplant; West Indies catopsis; mealy wild pine; yellow catopsis. Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America. Rare in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]2. Catopsis floribunda/ Florida Strap Airplant; Florida catopsis; many-flowerd airplant. Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America. Rare in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]3. Catopsis nutans/ Nodding Strap Airplant; Nodding airplant, nodding catopsis. Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America. Very rare in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]4. Guzmania monostachia/ West Indian Tuffed Airplant; Fuchs' bromeliad, strap-leaved guzmania. Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central America to northern Peru and Brazil. Restricted to a few plant communities in southern Florida.[/align]

[align=left]5. Tillandsia balbisiana/ Northern Needleleaf; Inflated wild pine, reflexed wild pine, cuttlefish, Balbis' airplant. Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America. Occasional in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]6. Tillandsia bartramii/ Bartram's Airplant; Tillandsia juncea, Tillandsia myriophylla. Florida, Georgia, Caribbean, Mexico. Common in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]7. Tillandsia fasciculata/ Cardinal Airplant; Quill-leaf airplant, common common wild pine, clustered wild pine. Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America. Common in Florida before the weevil attacks.[/align]

[align=left]8. Tillandsia flexuosa/ Twisted Airplant; Banded airplant, flexuous wild pine, striped airplant. Florida, West Indies, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia. Threatened in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]9. Tillandsia paucifolia/ Potbelly Airplant; Tillandsia circinnata, Tillandsia bulbosa. Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America. Occasional in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]10. Tillandsia pruinosa/ Fuzzywuzzy Airplant; Tillandsia breviscapa, hoary airplant, tropical airplant. Florida, West Indies, Central and South America. Rare in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]11. Tillandsia recurvata/ Ball Moss; Diaphoranthema recurvata. Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, West Indies, Argentina, Chile. Common in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]12. Tillandsia setacea/ Southern Needleleaf; Needle-leaf airplant, Tillandsia tenuifolia. Florida, Georgia, West Indies, Central and South America. Common in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]13. Tillandsia simulata/ Broad Needleleaf; Only found in Florida. [/align]

[align=left]14. Tillandsia usneoides/ Spanish Moss;* Dendropogon usneoides. Southeasten United States, to Central Argentina and Chile. Very common in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]15. Tillandsia utriculata/ Giant Airplant;*Giant wild pine, swollen wild pine, spreading airplant. Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America. Common in Florida before the weevil attacks.[/align]

[align=left]16. Tillandsia variabilis/ Leatherleaf Airplant; Tillandsia valenzuelana, soft-leafed wild pine. Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America. Occasional in Florida, but threatened.[/align]

[align=left]Natural hybrid occurrence in Florida;[/align]

[align=left]A. bartramii x fasciculata (no common name).* Natural hybrid of Tillandsia bartramii (Bartram's airplant) and Tillandsia fasciculata (cardinal airplant). Scientific name: Tillandsia x floridana (Harry Luther). Found in Florida only.[/align]

[align=left]B. balbisiana x fasciculata (Crow's nest). Natural hybrid of Tillandsia balbisiana (northern needleleaf) and Tillandsia fasciculata (cardinal airplant). Scientific name: Tillandsia x smalliana (Harry Luther). Found only in Florida.[/align]

[align=left]* For more information, visit the website of Save Florida's Native Bromeliads, a project of the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, and the University of Florida at:http://savebromeliads.ifas.ufl.edu/[/align]

[align=left]http://www.freewebs.com/jacksbromeliads/[/align]