ORIGIN: Found in southeastern Costa Rica and southwestern Panama [Venezuela no = M sancta-fidei] at elevations of 100 to 800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse to rounded apically, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a sublax, successively few flowered, racemose, 6 [to 15 cm] long, round in Cross-section inlflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and thin floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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