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Family: ERICACEAE 

 Macleania insignis
 

Photo from: The New York Botanical Garden

  
Author:  Martin Martens & Henri Guillaume Galeotti 1842
Family:  Ericaceae
Habitat:  South Mexico to Costa Rica
Soil:  No, Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  2 metres
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Macleania coccinea Decne, Macleania compacta A.C. Sm., Macleania cordata Lem., Macleania linearifolia A.C. Sm., Macleania longifolia Lindl., Macleania ovata Klotzsch, Macleania subracemosa L.O. Williams, Macleania tuberosa Nied.

Photo: Gardino Nursery web

  

This member of the Ericaceae family was described by Martin Martens & Henri Guillaume Galeotti in 1842. It's found in the trees as a epiphyte in the cloud forests of southern Mexico to Costa Rica and Guatemala. Lots of water and some sun. The tube-like caudex will grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the stems one to four meters. The flowers are pink, and seeds are the only way of reproducing.