Diaphoranthema
Tillandsias

There are several groups in Tillandsia and some may be raised to generic status. One of these groups contains the very small Tillandsias like recurvata, capillaris, myosura etc. and are called Diaphoranthema, with the world authority being Dr Walter Till. Dr. Till does most of his publishing in the German Journal 'Die Bromelie'. His main paper on Diaphoranthema is in Selbyana 13; 88-94 1992.

The following groups are the result of Dr. Till's work

  1. CALIGINOSA Group

  2. MYOSURA Group

  3. LOLIACEA Group
    • bryoides
    • copynii
    • loliacea
    • spiralipetala
    • tricholepis

  4. RECTANGULA Group

  5. CAPILLARIS Group

  6. RECURVATA Group

Alphabetical List

aizoides - Group 4
andicola - Group 2
andicola sensu Wittmack see gilliesii
angulosa - Group 2
brealitoensis - Group 4
bryoides - Group 3
caliginosa - Group 1
capillaris - Group 5
castellanii - Group 5
coarctata see pedicellata
compressa see gilliesii
copynii - Group 3
cordobensis see virescens
cotagaitensis - Group 1
crocata v. tristis see caliginosa
dependens see virescens
erecta - Group 4
funebris - Group 4
gilliesii - Group 2
gilliesii ss. polysticha - Group 2
hieronymi see capillaris
hirta - Group 2
incana see capillaris
"incerta" see capillaris
kuehhasii - Group 5
loliacea - Group 3
landbeckii - Group 6
landbeckii ss.andina - Group 6
landbeckii ss.andina v. rigidor - Group 6
lichenoides see virescens
mandonii - Group 2
mollis - Group 6
myosura - Group 2
myosura v. saxicola see gilliesii
nappii see myosura
pedicellata - Group 4
permutata see capillaris
porongoensis - Group 1
propinqua see virescens
pusilla see capillaris
quadriflora see loliacea
rectangula - Group 4
recurvata - Group 6
retorta - Group 2
spiralipetala - Group 3
stolpi see virescens
tenebra - Group 1
tricholepis - Group 3
tricholepis v. macrophylla see spiralipetala
undulata see loliacea
usneoides - Group 6
virescens - Group 5
williamsii see virescens

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