ORIGIN: Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in montane cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with robust, glabrous, green, sheathed below and leafed above stem carrying distichous, alternate, acuminate apically leaves that are articulate below to the conduplicate, clasping leaf sheaths and blooms on a terminal, racemose, few to several [3 to 10] flowered, short inflorescence arising on a mature stem and holding showy, agreeably scented flowers occurring in the winter.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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