ORIGIN: Found from Venezuela, Colombia and Peru as a miniature sized, variable in size and flower color, caespitose, hot to warm growing epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations around 700 to 2800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Found from Venezuela, Colombia and Peru as a miniature sized, variable in size and flower color, caespitose, hot to warm growing epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations around 700 to 2800 meters with the ramicaul enveloped by large, compressed, scarious sheaths and a single, apical, ovate-elliptic, minutely tridentate leaf that blooms on an apical, 2 [5 cm] long, erect to spreading, single flowered inflorescence subtended by large, white, amplexicaul, tubular bracts that has fasciculate, single flowers that appear sequentially occurring in the fall and early winter and the flowers are held above the leaves.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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