ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in shady humid cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 2200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a single, dark green, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that mostly is absent as it blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 [20 cm] long, purple, glabrous below, white pubescent above, few to several flowered inflorescence with purple, white spotted bracts and carrying distant, diurnally fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.25 inches [6 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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