ORIGIN: Found at altitudes of 1000 to 2000 meters in exposed locations on trees or mossy rocks in highland montane cloud forests from Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte that has small, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by 5 to 6 scarious cataphylls and carrying 2 to 4 apical, suberect, thick, leathery, stoutly petiolate, channeled, oblong to lanceolate, obtuse to subacute, oblique, mucronate, margin entire leaves that are articulated from 2 to 6 away from the pseudobulb that blooms on a basal, sharply pendant, several to many [15 to 35] flowered, to more than 6 to 17.6 [15 to 44 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that has 6 to 7, cymbiform, acute, spreading, purple, subtending sheaths and triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying heavily textured, close set, long-lasting, color variable, non fragrant flowers occurring in late spring and early summer.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 to 1 1/2 inches [2.5 to 3.75 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).