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Tillandsia baileyi, commonly known as the reflexed airplant[5] or Bailey's ball moss, is a species of bromeliad that is native to southern Texas in the United States and Tamaulipas in Mexico. It is found along the Gulf of Mexico from Kingsville, Texas to Tampico, Tamaulipas. Preferred host plants for this epiphyte include Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) and Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano).[2]

Tillandsia baileyi

Imperiled (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Genus: Tillandsia
Subgenus: Tillandsia[2]
Species: T. baileyi
Binomial name
Tillandsia baileyi
Rose ex Small[3][4]



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  1. ^ "Tillandsia baileyi - Rose ex Small Bailey's Ball-moss". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. 2004-11-04. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b Sill, Sue (May 2009). "Tillandsia baileyi rose - Texas’s Disappearing Native Air-Plant" (PDF). The Sabal. Native Plant Project. 26 (5): 1–5. 
  3. ^ "Tillandsia baileyi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Tillandsia baileyi Rose ex Small, Flora of the Southeastern United States. 246, 1328. 1903.". Flora of North America. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Tillandsia baileyi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "The BSI Cultivar Registry" (PDF). Bromeliad Society International. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 

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