ORIGIN: A large, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte that is also commonly found growing in deitrus over rocks at altitudes below 750 meters in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba and Jamaica.
DESCRIPTION: A large, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte that is also commonly found growing in deitrus over rocks at altitudes below 750 meters in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba and Jamaica with ovoid to oblong-elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by old, grey, basal, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblong-ligulate, coriaceous, acute or obtuse, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a to 36 [90 cm] long, loosely few to many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with remote, tubular sheaths and carrying large, waxy, long-lived fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 5 to 8 inches [12.5 cm to 20 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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