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Spanish moss (Tillsandsia usneoides) hanging in the branches of a tree. This plant is an epiphyte, meaning that it grows on rocks or other plants for support, and obtains nutrients from the air and rain. It is not a moss, but is instead a flowering plant in the bromeliad family, Bromeliaceae. Photographed in Pichincha, Ecuador.
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