ORIGIN: A Brazilian, medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial on seaward facing mountains in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states of Brazil as a mid to high tree epiphyte on medium to thick vertical branches at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: A Brazilian, medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial on seaward facing mountains in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states of Brazil as a mid to high tree epiphyte on medium to thick vertical branches at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters that has clustered, ovoid-oblong, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect-spreading, rigid, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a spreading to arcuate, to more than 5' [180 cm] long, many flowered panicle arising on a newly matured pseudobulb, with rigid, narrowly triangular, very acute bracts and carrying flowers variable in size and color.
FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [to 7.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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