The published description of Tillandsia seleriana shows it's distribution to be native to Michoacan and Chiapas, Mexico and extending to Honduras. I have actually seen this species as far north as Nayarit, outside of the city of Tepic. T. seleriana also grows in the states Jalisco and Oaxaca. With such a wide range, there is some variability in the size and shape of this species, as well as the occasional natural hybrid. A smaller form , will bloom at 12 cm while a much larger form can reach 30 to 40 cm. Both forms have the fat bulbous base and produce a rose-pink bloom spike with violet flowers. The entire plant is lepidote (covered with scales or scurf). It is usually found growing in Pine and Oak forests. It is fun to see in habitat as it appears like an abnormal growth on the sides of it's host trees. Enjoy this walk in a T. seleriana forest in Chiapas!