ORIGIN: A Colombian species of the central cordillera at elevations of 1600 to 2800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, subplicate, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a stout, horizontal to descending, 8.8 to 14 [22 to 35 cm] long, loose, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract and has a hinged movable lip otherwise very similar to D chimaera.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 x 10 inches [5 x 25 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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