ORIGIN: Found in Bahia Brazil in rather dry areas near the coast at elevations of 100 to 400 meters on rough barked trees with seabreezes but little rain.
DESCRIPTION: Dwarf sized, warm growing epiphytic species that has slender, jointed, furrowed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, elliptic, thick, fleshy, red spotted, obtuse leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a short, terminal, inflorescence held within the developing leaves that carries 1 to 2, large in proportion to the plant, fragrant, waxy, long-lasting flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 to 4 inches [6 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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