ORIGIN: Found in Thailand, Vietnam and Hainan China in highland primary cloud forests in shallow, sandy soils among sandstone rocks often in the shade of low bushes at elevations of 1000 to 2600 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid, lightly bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying 6 to 10, narrowly linear-elliptic, tapering to an acute apex leaves articulated to a broadly sheathing base, 2 to 6 [5 to 15 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms in the fall through spring on a sheathed, erect, 3'4 to 4'8 [100 to 150 cm] tall, loosely several to many [to 27] flowered inflorescence and carrying, non-fragrant, close set flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2.8 to 3 1/2 inches [7 to 9 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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