ORIGIN: Found in southern Ecuador to central Peru at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute leaf that gradually narrows below into the base and blooms in the spring on an erect, congested, successively few flowered, racemose, triquetrous inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and with a tubular basal bract and imbricating, thin floral bracts carrying sometimes 2 simultaneous flowers often only one.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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