A species from the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil, in the area of Sao Paulo, as an epiphyte or lithophyte in forests above 2500 feet. The foliage varies from angular to terete. Immature plants have very spiny stems but lose the spines with maturity. The flowers are open, white with pinkish or brownish tips on the petals. White fruits follow the flowers. This plant came to us from the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens with the accession number of SEL1978-2044.
Note: This plant is on C.I.T.E.S. and cannot be exported.