ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, Nicaragua and Honduras, in oak, pine/oak, and scrub around lava flows and cloud forests at altitudes of 1400 to 2600 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring through fall on a apical, 12 to 18 cm [30 to 45cm] long, simple to few branched inflorescence that has a basal sheath and arises on a mature, conical-ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulb with two, apical, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obtuse leaves carrying 4 to 12, long-lived, orange to deep scarlet, showy, resupinate, wide open flowers and requires a dry winter rest ending with the onset of new growth in the early spring.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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