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Author:  Sidney Fay Blake, 1918
Origin:  Oaxacá, Mexico
Soil:  Mix - Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 centimetres
Height:  50 centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Camote de Ilama
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Loasaceae was described by Sidney Fay Blake in 1918. It is found in Oaxacá, Mexico where it might also grow as an Epiphyte. If it grow on the ground, it will need a well drained soil and still some water and some sun. The swollen roots can grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the branches up to 20-50 centimetres. The flowers are pale yellow.

The genera name means 'parting-tongue-fruits'. The species name from Greek; pachy; 'thick' and Greek pous; 'foot' for the swollen root.

Sub-family: Mentzelioideae.