ORIGIN: Found from the Philippines and southern Taiwan as a small sized epiphyte near streams in hot valleys at an altitude of sea-level to 300 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized epiphyte. It is a hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by several limbricating leaf bases and carrying to 5, fleshy, recurved, oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, acute or subobtuse leaves that is highly adaptable to various environments and is easy to grow. This species has a habit of making keikis and can rebloom out of old spikes and can continue to send off branches so they are best left uncut. They appreciate a drier winter although never left to dry out completely. Flowers are possible at almost any time of the year although the peak is Sept. through April on a suberect to arcuate, to 12 [30 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, denesly many flowered inflorescence with small, purple bracts and successive opening flowers. The apex of the inflorescence can at times produce a plantlet.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [1.5 to 3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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