ORIGIN: This is a Brazilian epiphytic, or lithophytic, cool growing, miniature orchid from Minas Gerais State and is found on vellozia trees or in humus pockets on the rocks below them in drier cool winter mountain habitats in scrub and cacti at elevations of 1220 to 2000 meters where their water comes mainly from the cloud cap on the high mountains at night and condensation.
DESCRIPTION: Epiphytic, or lithophytic, cool growing, miniature orchid with sulcate, globose to cylindrical pseudobulbs that are arranged in two ranks along the rhizome and carry a single, apical, erect, stiff, leathery, leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring in Brazil on a terminal, short to.4 [1 cm] long, solitary to 3 flowered inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 3+ inches [4 to 7.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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