ORIGIN: An epiphytic species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador that grows in warm to cold climates at elevations of 750 to 2100 meters in pine-oak and oak forests.
DESCRIPTION: An epiphytic species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador that grows in warm to cold climates at elevations of 750 to 2100 meters in pine-oak and oak forests with conical to subspheric, clustered pseudobulbs that are often dark purple brown carrying 1 to 2 apical, linear-ligulate or elliptic-ligulate, acute or obtuse leaves and blooms in the spring on an apical, to almost 3' [90 cm] long, erect to gently arching paniculate, many flowered inflorescence carrying close set, fragrant [not so good] flowers that can be highly variable in color.
FLOWER SIZE: To 1 1/2 inches [3.75 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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