ORIGIN: Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, southern China and Vietnam in highland cloud forests on trees and rocks at elevations around 300 to 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with clustered, ovoid to fusiform, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bases carrying 9 to 17, distichous, linear-ligulate, thin textured, acute or acutely bifid leaves articulated 2 to 4 [5 to 10 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect to sub-erect, from within the leaf axils, 8 to 21 basally sheathed, 20 to 28 [50 to 70cm] long inflorescence with 1 to 2 , fragrant [lilacs], waxy, long-lasting flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 3.8 to 4.8 inches [8 to 12 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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