ORIGIN: Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2350 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical, subplicate, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a stout, horizontal to descending, to 22 [to 55 cm] long, loose, successively single, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract. .
FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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