ORIGIN: Found in Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico as a medium sized, cool to hot growing lithophyte on rocks in open oak forests occurring around 1200 to 2100 meters in elevation.
DESCRIPTION: Found in Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico as a medium sized, cool to hot growing lithophyte on rocks in open oak forests occurring around 1200 to 2100 meters in elevation with a few, clustered, ovoid, deeply rugose pseudobulbs enveloped partially below by scarious bracts that become fibrous with age and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, plicate, acuminate, erect, gradually narrows below in to the stout petiole and blooms in the late spring and summer on a pendant, often 2 flowered, to 8 + [20 cm] long inflorescence with ovate clasping bracts and narrower floral bracts and has waxy, large, fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 4 1/2 inches [11.25 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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