ORIGIN: Found in coastal forests below 100 meters in southern Brazil.
DESCRIPTION: Large, bifoliate to trifoliate, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical, slightly thickened apically pseudobulb subtended by white sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, leathery leaves with sharp to serrated edges that blooms in the mid-summer on an erect, few to several [3 to 10] flowered racemose inflorescence that is subtended by a green sheath on a newly arising pseudobulb and carrying fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 inch [7 to 11 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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