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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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Tillandsia in australia

can anyone help me where i could get Tillandsia in australia (i am in Brisbane) i assume they can not be purchased from overseas?
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Biosecurity will destroy anything not labeled. Spanish moss(common name) is not something you'd really want there if it got loose.

I'm pretty certain that's not of the list of approved items.

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thanks guys -fantastic! none of the standard searches found anything?!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 04:37 AM
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They can be purchased from overseas, BUT... I know that in the US of A a phytosanitary certificate is required to ship Tillandsia internationally (US Dept. of Agriculture has raised the fees for that certificate to $62.00). Then you have to take a few other "red-tape-headaches" into consideration, such as: specific customs requirements, import permits if required, and how fast you want it shipped. Also, most sellers are not able to insure international shipments. If the plant is on the CITES list, more hoops & hurdles (regardless of whether or not the plant is from the wild, or commercially grown/propagated).

It's not really worth it on the buyer's end, and is definitely a 'case of Tylenol' headache on the seller's end.

You might want to check out www.bromeliadforum.za.net (several Australian Tilly growers post on the site). You have to be a registered member to post, registration is free though. Once registered, you could post in the Tillansioideae section and/or Resources section. If you go to www.bsi.org/brom-info/sources_int.html you will find names, addresses, and phone numbers of several Tilly growers located throughout Queensland, New South Wales, & Victoria.
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some more aussie links just in case someone else searches this topic
http://www.cradlenursery.com.au/Tillandsia.html
http://www.airplants.com.au/faq.htm
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can anyone ID this one ?
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Tillandsia ionantha.

Because there are so many varieties and cultivars of T.ionantha (many are similar in appearance) it can be very difficult to indentify the exact 'type' of ionantha (even during flowering, which is the best way to distinguish a species) if not labeled.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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arh that makes sense- i have another one that is significantly prettier
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