ORIGIN: Found from Mexico to Panama in humid forests at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Large sized, cool to cold growing, mule eared epiphyte with small pseudobulbs completely enveloped by several thin, dry sheaths and carrying a single [an occasional 2], apical, erect, rigid, very fleshy, leathery, oblong-elliptic, acute, keeled dorsally, v shaped in cross-section leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, 8 to 26+ [20 to 65+ cm] long, pendulous, few to many flowered inflorescence with thin, dry, to 1 [2.5 cm] long bracts along the entire length and carrying large, fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]long by 1.6 inches [4 cm] wide
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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