ORIGIN: This small epiphyte from Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Mexico, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico occurs at elevations of 670 to 1300 meters on trees and shrubs along dry creekbeds.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very thin, 4 to 9 noded pseudobulb carrying 2 to 7, distichous, very fleshy, linear to lanceolate, acuminate to subacute, olive green lined with purple leaves and blooms in the fall and winter in cultivations and late spring in nature on an apical, racemose to paniculate, few flowered, each, 2 to 3 branched, to 2 to 20 [5 to 50 cm] long, several [1 to 20] successively 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped by a few bracts and has ovate, obtuse to acute, concave, brown, scarious floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 3/4 inches [5.6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).