ORIGIN: Found in Michoacan, Guerrerro, and Oaxaca states of Mexico in subtropical scrub, dry oak forests and moist scrub as a small to large sized, cool growing twig epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 1000 to 1900 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Found in Michoacan, Guerrerro, and Oaxaca states of Mexico in subtropical scrub, dry oak forests and moist scrub as a small to large sized, cool growing twig epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 1000 to 1900 meters with sympodially ascending, cylindrical stems enveloped by close fitting sheaths and carrying 3 to 8, distichous, deciduous, fleshy, ovate-elliptic to lanceolate, acute to subacute, obtuse-subcordate below, green suffused with purple, carinate beneath leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, very thin, subterete, 4 to 22 [10 to 55 cm] long, densly 2 to 18 flowered inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 to 2 inches [3 to 5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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