Plants climbing to pendent epiphytes, branching laterally and irregularly. Roots copious, aerial. Stems rounded on older portions, the younger faintly five-angled, stout, green, 8-12 mm (0.3-0.5 in) in diameter, with low ridges formed by inconspicuous tubercles. Areoles with spines and curly hairs. Spines 10-20, stiff, relatively strong, yellow, 3-12 mm (to 0.5 in) long; hairlike spines 30-40, 5-20 mm (0.2-0.8 in) long. Flowers borne singly, bell shaped to funnelform, with pungent odor, pink to purplish, 5.5-6 cm (2.2-2.4 in) long, to 3.5 cm (1.4 in) in diameter, floral tubes relatively short; pericarpels tuberculate, with bracts, masses of wool, and 15-18 hairlike spines. Fruits oblong, pinkish white to magenta or purplish red, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long. Distribution: Costa Rica.
Plants climbing, sprawling, or pendent, branching irregularly. Roots copious, aerial. Stems two- to six-angled with prominent tubercles beneath the areoles, fleshy, reddish green, margins entire or toothed, 6-23 mm (0.2-0.9 in) in diameter, when flattened to 25 mm (1 in) wide. Areoles woolly and with spines. Spines 4-20, radiate, bulbous basally, cream colored, becoming brownish with age, hairlike, somewhat curved, 3-5 mm long. Flowers borne singly, funnelform to bell shaped, with pungent odor, pink, 6-7 cm (2.42.8 in) long; pericarpels strongly tuberculate, with bracts, white wool, and 4-12 hairlike spines per areole. Fruits short oblong, pink, somewhat spiny, 4.5 cm (1.8 in) long, 3.5 cm (1.4 in) in diameter. Distribution: Costa Rica.
Yungasocereus inquisivensis 681
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