ORIGIN: Endemic to Venezuela [Listed as from Colombia], found at altitudes of 1300 to 2000 meters in full sun near rivers.
DESCRIPTION: This is a large sized, cool growing, largely lithophytic, but sometimes epiphytic species, with clavate, broadest in the middle, compressed, green pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, narrowly oblong-elliptic, rigid, suberect, obtuse leaf and blooms in the summer through the winter on a terminal, to 10 [ to 25 cm] long, few flowered, short lived, racemose inflorescence with a large, basal, green sheath that carries 2 to 4, musty, fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: Max of 5 inches [12.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).