ORIGIN: Found in Japan, the Ryukyus, China and Taiwan in broad leaved forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, miniature epiphyte best mounted on treefern and given a well-shaded humid environment with moderate water, year round that has closely spaced to distant, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oblong-lanceolate, tapering to a shortly petiolate base leaf that is acute at both the apex and the base and blooms in the late spring on a slender, 1 5/8 [4 cm] long, erect inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf and has an apical umbel of a few to several flowers. This species grows well in cool to warm temperatures, partial shade and ample water if mounted on tree fern or grown in a pot with a free draining medium.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/8 inch [5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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