Tillandsia bradeana Mez & Tondas. Now T. brachycaulos
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Tillandsia bradeana Mez & Tondas. Now T. brachycaulos
Formerly T. bradeana abdida
-Treated as synonyn of T. brachycaulos schlchtd. See Smith & Downs 1977, 1000
-Treated as a species on it's own, T. bradeana. See Gardner 1982, 195
-Treated as synonyn of T. brachycaulos schlchtd. See Luther & Sieff 1997, 113
Ken Woods 11/04.
Mark Supple 12/14.
Mark Supple ... "Labelled as brachycaulos, but is T. abdita. I must get around to changing the label."
Derek Butcher ... "T. brachycaulos was described in 1844. In 1962 T. abdita was described.
In 2002 Harry Luther considered, and published, that T. abdita was unnecessarily named and should be left as T. bradeana as described in 1916."
From Taxon List, 2017
-T. bradeana treated as synonyn of T. brachycaulos schlchtd. See Smith & Downs 1977, 1000
-Treated as a species on it's own, T. bradeana. See Gardner 1982, 195
-Treated as synonyn of T. brachycaulos schlchtd. See Luther & Sieff 1997, 113


Steve Molnar 06/17 as T. bradeana (Mexican form)
Steve Molnar ... "This is a stunning looking plant and I have been enjoying watching it change leaf colour over the last couple of weeks. It seems to be loaded with flowers and I hope to get plenty of seed and pups from it to keep this species going strong. It lives in the same place as all the other tills under 50% shade cloth, I must have just found its happy spot so that is where it will continue to live."
Chris Larson ... "I am of the understanding that T. bradeana (syn T. abdita) is endemic to Costa Rica. For a while Collectors Corner was selling this as T. bradeana along with many others so I have contributed to this as well. On advice from Derek & Peter, we have now changed our label for this plant to T. brachycaulos.
I find this whole complex of T. capitata & brachycaulos very confusing where the plants become close."
John Olsen ... "I have been labelling this one bradeana short form. I have clones from several sources. I'll change to brachycaulos.
I also have a plant which when I got it still had the tropiflora label and marked Costa Rica. It has a taller scape and doesn't get so solidly red as Steve's plant."

Updated 25/06/17