ORIGIN: A mini-miniature sized, densly tufted, cool to cold growing Costa Rican species found at 1400 to 2200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: A mini-miniature sized, densly tufted, cool to cold growing Costa Rican species found at 1400 to 2200 meters that has stout erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, petiolate, mintuely tridentate apically leaf that gradually narrows into the petiole blooming on an erect, to 8 1/5 [to 21 cm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract carrying the flowers at leaf height and occurring in the winter and summer.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [3.5 to 4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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