ORIGIN: Found from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid that occurs at elevations of 200 to 2500 meters in semi-deciduous and deciduous forests.
DESCRIPTION: Found from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid that occurs at elevations of 200 to 2500 meters in semi-deciduous and deciduous forests with cane-like stems enveloped with basal leaf sheaths and oblanceolate, acute, clasping at the base leaves and blooms in the fall on a 32 [80 cm] long, arcuate, laxly few to many [5 to 20] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature stem with grayish papery bracts and large, showy, nodding flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 3 inches [5 to 6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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