ORIGIN: Found in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianias and Trinidad at elevations of 300 to 500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to cool growing plant lacking or with minute pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, green spotted purple, mule ear leaves that blooms in the summer and fall with fragrant, waxy, long-lasting, variable colored flowers on a basal, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to many [10 to 12] flowered, stout panicle with grey-brown, basal sheaths.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 inches [6.2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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