ORIGIN: Found in Malaysia, peninsular Thailand, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations around 200 meters in moist lowland habitats.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with very slender, rigid, zig-zag stems carrying 2 to 10, widely spaced, slightly curved, nearly terete leaves similar to Papilionanthe teres leaves that blooms with a slight temperature change in the warmer months on short, lateral inflorescence arising towards the apex of old leafless canes and arise singly from the tufts of the floral bracts carrying scented [Chrysanthemum Tea], fleshy flowers that do not open well.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 to 1.6 inches [1 to 4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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