ORIGIN: From the Assam region of India, the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan and Myanmar as well as Yunnan China on steep rocky slopes or in rock crevasses at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: This small sized, terrrestrial or sometimes lithophytic species has 5 oblong, clear, dull green leaves that are speckled purple on the outer surface towards the base and is a hot to cool growing orchid that blooms from autumn through winter on an erect, 1 to successively and rarely 2, slender, purple, 9 to 16 [20 to 40 cm] long inflorescence with ovate, acute bracts and needs shade with no winter rest.
FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [6 to 8 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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