ORIGIN: This is a Mexican, small sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic, mule-eared species found in pine-oak and mountain rain forest at elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters.
DESCRIPTION: This is a Mexican, small sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic, mule-eared species found in pine-oak and mountain rain forest at elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters on the southern Pacific coast with subcylindric, fairly small pseudobulbs subtended by several triangular, purple at the apex sheaths with a single, apical, oblong elliptic, coriaceous, succulent, acute leaf that blooms on a basal, 12 to 16 [30 to 40 cm] long, several [6 to 15] flowered, racemose inflorescence with a few scarious bracts and a ovate to triangular floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb and having showy flowers occurring in the late fall and winter.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 3/4 inch [4.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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