ORIGIN: Found in Brazil at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters in the Organ Mountains near Rio on lichen covered trees in forests.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, broad leaf that blooms in the summer till fall on a 1 1/4 [3 cm] long, inflorescence with single flowers. Mount on a tree fern slab and give bright light, air circulation and cool to warm temperatures as well as a dry winter rest to ensure blooming.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [4.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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