Lepismium cruciforme 'Henrique'
An interesting clone; this species which we received from the collection of Henrique Graf in Venezuela. The stems stay primarily three sided and are green blushing purplish in strong light with many adventitious roots. Flowers borne at each lobe of the stem have an open shape with violet petals. A handsome and unusual form.
Note: This plant is on C.I.T.E.S. and cannot be exported.
Lepismium cruciforme 'Pink Flowers'
An especially attractive form of L. cruciforme with pretty pink flowers that we obtained originally from the collection of the Marie Selby Botanical Garden. Native to Southeastern Brazil down to Paraguay and Argentina and is found most commonly on rocks and as an epiphyte in trees. Variable in color with flowers from white to greenish and pink to magenta. This form is pink flowered, which seems to be on the rarer side. Foliage is ribbed or angled, about 3/8th to 1/2 inch wide and straight, not spiraled. The color is mostly green but will blush red when stressed by bright light or by withholding food or water.
CITES plant, no export.
One of the best for hanging basket culture. The stems are flat, long and narrow and the branches about one inch wide and up to a foot or two long with a terete petiole. The margins are serrate, giving the branches a leaf-like appearance. The white to yellowish flowers have a red eye and are campanulate, pendant and the fruits deep red. Native to southern Brazil and Argentina.
CITES- No export, sorry.
Lepismium houlletianum SEL77-2036
THIS PLANT IS ON C.I.T.E.S. AND CANNOT BE EXPORTED
An ornamental species with flat stems, long between internodes and decorative serrate margins. Normally with yellowish flowers bearing a red center, this form has pure white flowers.
We do not know from exactly where this form came from originally but in general this species is known from southern Brazil to Argentina.
Lepismium lumbricoides forma aculeatum
A species of the “southern cone” of South America including Southern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Native to lowland to medium altitude deciduous forests where it grows as an epiphyte. Adult plants are “spaghetti-stemmed”, long hanging and graceful but juvenile plants tend to be shrubby with many branches and bear a coating of short, stiff spines. Adult plants are less spiny and bear many adventitious roots. Flowers are scented and white and fruits are deep red-purple.
Note: This plant is on C.I.T.E.S. and can not be exported.
An interesting Bolivian species that often retains its ’juvenile’ leaf structure, that of a more-or-less cylindrical stem, covered with short spines. Later the plants will form triangled leaves with undulating margins and stiff, hair-like spines at the aerolae. A lithophyte in nature, it grows erect until the stems become to heavy to stand. A shy bloomer with white flowers.
This plant is on C.I.T.E.S. and cannot be exported.