Description: This species develops bullate leaves which are hollow root-filled structures. The plants also produce normal leaves in addition to the bullate leaves. These bullate leaves are formed when the outer margins of a leaf stop growing while the center of the leaf continues to grow. As time progresses the leaf margins curl under to close the gap which creates a small hole.
These bullate leaves serve as ant domiciles and as water collecting/storage organs.
Accession # 200100028
Source: Opel ex NYBG
Accession Date: 03-26-2001
Bench: 4110 - EPI:West Dischidia
Qty: 2 confirmed on 10-25-2012
Distribution Agreement (CBD or similar) - Plants do not leave Greenhouse/TLS w/o Manager approval!