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).
Growing with Orchids: 71 Articles by Ken Slump Added to ORCHIDS.ORG
Author is Sys Admin, posted 4 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 4 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 7 months ago
A 12-Step Plan for Becoming a Successful Orchid Grower
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Author is Roy Tokunaga, posted 9 months ago
Flower Boosters Florida 2018
by Roy Tokunaga Email: [email protected]
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