A species described in 2004 from Laginha, Espirito Santo, Brazil by Elton Leme. Related to Orthophytum vagans, it has a long stem that can reach 8 to 18 inches long with branches forming adventitiously or from the base of the inflorescence.
The inflorescence forms a dense cluster of branches with long, leaf-like primary bracts. There is a slight reddish blush of the foliage near the inflorescence at anthesis. The foliage is stiff, narrowly triangular, tapering to a point, silvery with trichomes and armed with mall spines. In nature it is found as a lithophyte or on rocky ground in full sun or slightly protected by deciduous forest.
Very rare in cultivation. In the collection of the Marie Selby Botanical Garden with the accession code of SEL 2009-0095.
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