ORIGIN: Found on Table Mountain in South Africa at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters near permanent, fast moving water along streams, rock crevasses, seepage areas and waterfalls.
DESCRIPTION: This small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid has stout leafy stems with lanceolate to elongate-lanceolate, acute, spreading leaves and blooms in the fall through spring on a 3 to 8 [20 to 30 cm]long, raceme with lanceolate, acuminate bracts and 1 to 3 flowers, occasionally more, occurring through the summer and is found growing up through cracks in the sandstone that have standing water for the summer months. Best grown with cold to cool temperatures, potted in sphagnum and coarse river sand with great drainage, heavy air movement, high humidity and semi-shade year round will ensure a healthy plant.
FLOWER SIZE: To 4 inches [8 to 12 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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