Tillandsia usneoides

Common Name:  Spanish Moss, Old Man's Beard, Long-Moss, Black-Moss

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habit--Tillandsia usneoides is an epiphyte (it is not a parasite--Tillandsia sp. receives nothing from the tree except a place to live) habit again--Tillandsia can eventually cover a tree

habit again - Tillandsia usneoides has much less compacted growth habit than Tillandsia recurvata

fruits--these fruits are capsules