A big wonderful plant and a perfect name!
Native to a mountain close to Cuiaba in Mato Grosso.
This plant lives on almost bare rocks and the intire population
has been threatened by orchid lovers.
Yes, orchid lovers known as orchidiots!
They use the Excelsa trunks to cultivate a certain orchid and this
is exterminating this wonderful plant.
Here taxonomy was brilliant and extremely illuminated.
Excelsa means exalted, lofty.