ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in rainforests on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate woody stem covered in brown sheaths and carrying ellipsoidal, bilaterally compressed, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate, acute, shiny green, plicate leaves that blooms on an axillary from the basal sheaths, laxly 2 to several flowered, slender, arching to pendant, to 8 [to 20 cm] long, arcuate inflorescence arising on a newly developing growth with white bracts occurring in the spring and summer.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/4 inches [8 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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