ORIGIN: Found in western Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, petiolate, elliotic, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the slender, sulcate petiole and blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a slender, erect to semi-erect then horizontal congested, distichous, 10 [25 cm] long, simultaneously 6 to 9 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with 2 short bracts and a cucullate floral bract .
FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 inch [1 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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