Lepismium lumbricoides forma aculeatum


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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.