ORIGIN: Found in northern to western Brazil, Peru and Paraguay in the hot rainforest lowlands at elevations of 10 to 300 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot growing, light loving, epiphytic species with pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several evanescent, imbricating sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate-ligulate, cymbidiform leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an apical, 2' [60 cm] long, erect to arcuate, several to many [10 to 20] flowered, paniculate inflorescence that is longer than the leaves carrying strongly scented flowers .
FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 inches [6.4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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