ORIGIN: Found in Papua and New Guinea and the Philippines as an epiphyte at elevations over 350 meters occurring on tree trunks.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with rather broad, strongly compressed, ancipitous stems carrying several, leathery, 2 ranked, at right angles to the stem, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a racemose, conical, pendulous, 2.4 to 4 [6 to 10 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence that has a third of the flowers open at any one time.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 inch [8 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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