Palumbina candida is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1863. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cuitlauzina candida.
ORIGIN: This species is from Guatemala and Mexico and was once in the genus Oncidium. Found as an epiphyte on trees at altitudes of 1600 to 2100 meters in pine-oak cloud forest and mountain rain forest.
DESCRIPTION: This species is from Guatemala and Mexico and was once in the genus Oncidium. It has an oblong-ellipsoid to oblong-obovoid, strongly compressed pseudobulb subtended by several, scarious sheaths carrying a single, apical, linear-elliptic, acute leaf with a prominent mid vein that blooms in the spring on a basal, 1 1/2' [45cm] long, erect, racemose, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence with 2 tubular bracts and a single ovate-triangular floral bract carrying fragrant, showy flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb as the new growth arises and has minute, triangular bracts and is a small sized, cool to cold growing species found as an epiphyte on trees at altitudes of 1600 to 2100 meters in pine-oak cloud forest and mountain rain forest.
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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