ORIGIN: This species is from the Chinese Himalayas, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, western Himalayas, Myanmar and Vietnam on mossy trees in shady, wet montane forests or on rocks in forests or on cliffbanks and is found at an altitude of 1000-2800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Large sized, cool to cold growing, epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte with elongate-ovoid, bilaterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous, persistent leaf bases and carrying 4 to 7, narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute, mid-green leaves articulated 2.4 to 4.4 [6 to 11 cm] from the pseudobulb to a yellow green, broad leaf base that blooms in the summer and fall on a suberect or horizontal, 18 to 3' [45 to 90 cm] long, racemose, several [4 to 20] flowered inflorescence enveloped by scarious sheaths and triangular floral bracts that carries rather distant, long-lasting, slightly fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Growing with Orchids: 71 Articles by Ken Slump Added to ORCHIDS.ORG
Author is Sys Admin, posted 7 months ago
The International Orchid Foundation is happy to announce the publishing of 71 articles written by Ken Slump, long time orchid grower and judge. The content contains a weath of information, especia...
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