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Tillandsias are exotic members of the Bromeliad family. They are found growing in the humid jungles of central and South America, yet are adaptable to a wide range of environments. Tillandsias absorb water through tiny, sponge-like scales on their leaves. The genus Tillandsia was named by Carolus Linnaeus after the Swedish physician and botanist Dr. Elias Tillandz (originally Tillander) (1640-1693).
As you can see in the picture, this is a tiny tillandsia surrounded by moss.