ORIGIN: Found in Boyaca, Santander and Norte de Santander Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid, brown speckled, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, ligulate, acute, conduplicate below into the narrow, fairly long petiole-like base leaves that blooms on an erect or arching, occasionally branching, to 2' [60 cm] long, many [10 to 100] flowered inflorescence carrying faintly fragrant, variable colored, orbicular appearing flowers occurring in the later spring and early summer.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 inches [6.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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