Diastema Species

This page shows an overview of all the species of Diastema in the wiki. For information on the genus and links to the single species pages see Diastema.


Diastema comiferum is native to Ecuador and Peru between 800-2000 m (2600-6500 ft). It is one of the few species in cultivation and only one of two species in with red flowers in cultivation. The photos below were taken by J. Schofield.

Diastema comiferum, J. SchofieldDiastema comiferum, J. Schofield

The photos below were taken by Dennis Kramb.

Diastema comiferum, Dennis KrambDiastema comiferum, Dennis Kramb

Diastema latiflora is native to Bolivia. Due to the small size, this species appreciates being grown enclosed. The photo below was taken by Dennis Kramb.

Diastema comiferum, Dennis Kramb

Diastema sp. 'Red Falls' came from the Red Falls area in Ecuador. This species doesn't appear to yet have a name. It was introduce to cultivation around 2009 and had since spread around to home growers. The plant tend to stay small and has very small scaly rhizomes. It prefers cool and humid conditions to do well. The photos below were taken by J. Schofield.

Diastema sp. 'Red Falls', J. SchofieldDiastema sp. 'Red Falls', J. Schofield

Diastema vexans is a small species native to Colombia. It is one of the more common species in cultivation. It prefers good humidity, low light, and warm temperature to perform well. The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen.

Diastema vexans, Nhu NguyenDiastema vexans, Nhu Nguyen

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