TILLANDSIA BUTZII (butt'see-eye) From southern Mexico and Cental America, where it grows in large masses on trees, able to withsand wind, drought, and sun, at elevations of 4,000 to 7,000 feet. Dark brown or purplish green leaves form a small, inflated pseudobulb, then narrow into slender, spiral wires. The twisted leaves are decorated with purple spots. The slender, erect scape bears a single spike with rose bracts and purple petals. The flowering plant seldom exceeds 8 to 12 inches in height.
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