ORIGIN: Found in eastern Brazil in hills near the coast in swampy areas at elevations of 600 to 900 meters on trees in the hills near the coast.
DESCRIPTION: Stout, large sized, warm to cool growing, upright epiphyte with elongate, cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, or elliptic-ovate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, short, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence with glossy and thick, long-lived, fragrant, color variable flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 6 inches [15 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).