ORIGIN: Found in western New Guinea, the Moluccas [Halmaheira and Morotai], the Sunda Islands and Sulawesi at lower elevations.
DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, terete to long fusiform stems carrying 5 to many, rigid, leathery, persistent, narrowly ovate to oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous, subacute, obliquely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect to suberect, 3 to 12 [7.5 to 30 cm] long, inflorescence with tubular, subacute to obtuse floral bracts and carrying 4 to 15, large flowers that arises from the middle to the apex of mature pseudobulbs occurring in the summer and fall.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [8 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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