ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 1800 to 2800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with fasciculate, erect, slender ramicauls with a closely adpressed, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating, tubular sheaths at the thickened base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through summer on 2 to 5, simultaneous, distichous, 4 to 5.2 [10 to 13 cm] long, including the .4 to .8 [ 1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously and densely many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the abscission layer.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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