ORIGIN: Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphytic species that is from windy lower montane cloud forests on slender branches at elevations of 450 to 2500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphytic species that is from windy lower montane cloud forests on slender branches at elevations of 450 to 2500 meters with short ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, tubular bracts and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate leaf and has a solitary flowered, arcuate, 5/8 to 2 [1.5 to 5 cm] long, inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul occurring in the winter and summer with the flower held at or above leaf level.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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