ORIGIN: Found in Bolivia and Peru in tropical rainforest high in the canopy at elevations around 450 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs that are enveloped by several pairs of small scarious imbricate bracts with a single, apical, pendant, channeled, apex pointed, lightly arcuate, stiffly coriaceous, terete leaf which blooms in the spring on a basal, lightly fractiflex, erect to arcuate, 8 [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence, with 5 to 6 small lanceolate bracts and a narrowly elliptic, concave, long tapered to a laterally compressed, triangular long pointed apicule floral bract, arising from a mature pseudobulb with many [14 to 20] showy flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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