Tillandsia prolata
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formerly Tillandsia xiphioides ssp. prolata now raised to species status.
See Tillandsia xiphioides for discussion of types.

Tillandsia prolata

Len Summer's plant, from Len Colgan 01/12. Photo Chris Larson.
Derek Butcher 27/10/15 ... "Those who thought it took a long while to write T. xiphioides ssp. prolata on labels are in for a pleasant surprise.
It has been promoted to species status. All you need to write is T. prolata

Updated 05/11/15