An apparent new species of what would have been a Streptocalyx, originally found by Chester Skotak in the Condor Mountains of Ecuador. As far as we are aware, the name skotakii for this species is still provisional. A large growing plant with an open rosette of rather spiny two inch wide leaves. The foliage is green, turning reddish with maturity. The bloom is a wide, slightly raised, disk-like head, surrounded by flaming red bracts. We collected a specimen that was easily over six feet across, but you can expect much more compact growth in cultivation.