ORIGIN: Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2200 to 2400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a dense fascile of .4 [1 cm] long including the .2 [5 mm] long peduncle, 1 to loosely 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a fugaceous spathe at the base of the leaf and has an inflated floral bract.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [1 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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