ORIGIN: Found in San Luis Potosi, Queretaro Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela in varied type forests which include tropial evergreen, mixed pine and oak at an altitude of 150-2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ellipsoid to elliptic-ovoid, slightly compressed, grooved pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths carrying 2 to 4, towards the apex, lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse or broadly acute leaves. It is a very fragrant species that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an apical, short to 4 [10 cm], few to many [4 to 12] flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate, fragrant [sometimes not so good], heavy textured, cockleshell flowers and is easy to grow.
FLOWER SIZE: To around 1 inches [to 2.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Growing with Orchids: 71 Articles by Ken Slump Added to ORCHIDS.ORG
Author is Sys Admin, posted 6 months ago
The International Orchid Foundation is happy to announce the publishing of 71 articles written by Ken Slump, long time orchid grower and judge. The content contains a weath of information, especia...
Author is Ken Slump, posted 6 months ago
Suggestions for Choosing Plants Requiring Minimal Care
THIS SEEMS LIKE AN IDEAL TOPIC for an article. Many of us want to enjoy orchid flowers with a minimum of fuss and I have found that most ...
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Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 months ago
A 12-Step Plan for Becoming a Successful Orchid Grower
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ORCHID hobby and perhaps feel you are not enjoying the success with your plants that you had hoped for, read throug...
Author is Roy Tokunaga, posted 10 months ago
Flower Boosters Florida 2018
by Roy Tokunaga Email: [email protected]
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