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Distribution & Habitat:
Comes from a single mountain in the Sierra Madre Oriental in San Luis Potosi state, Mexico. They grow at an altitude of about 850m in a transitional woodland between mixed deciduous cloud forest and oak woods on limestone.
A small, acaulescent plant with a small crown of 2-4 glossy green leaves to about 70cm long, with 20-30 broad, thin leaflets. New leaves are bronze to chocolate brown.
Likes a shady, well drained position.
Helen Knowles (Figure 1&2)