ORIGIN: Found in Taiwan, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand in shady hot to cool tropical valleys at elevations around 300 to 1600 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and rarely terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, bilaterally flattened, enveloped by 5 scarious cataphylls and carrying 9 to 14, distichous, linear, tapering to an acute apex leaves that are articulated 1 to 3.2 [5 to 8 cm] from the pseudobulb and blooms in the winter and spring on an sub-erect to arching, 12 to 26 [30 to 65 cm] long, densely many [7 to 30] flowered inflorescence with to 6, inflated, cymbiform sheaths and triangular, scarious, floral bracts and carrying waxy, somewhat fragrant, pendulous bell-shaped flowers..
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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