ORIGIN: Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 2900 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an ascending rhizome giving rise to an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong to oblong, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on 1 to 2, erect, slender, distichous to subsecund, laxly, 6.8 [17 cm] long including the 1.4 [3.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with cucullate, acuminate floral bracts.
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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