Submitted by wellsy on Wed, 02/01/2008 - 20:18
Campylocentrum Bentham 1881
Country: Florida, Mexico, Central and South America
There are up to 93 species in this genus of epiphytic and lithophytic plants. Most are leafless epiphytes and some have small leaves along the length of their monopodial stems.
To compensate for the absence of leaves (or having small leaves) they all produce roots along their stem which contain chlorophyll to carry out photosynthesis. Campylocentrum are generally small plants which have small flowers, but these are bourne in abundance, making them very showy plants.