ORIGIN: Found in Risaralda and Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations of 1250 to 1800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Large sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte or terrestrial orchid with large, broadly cylindrical or oblong-ovoid, compressed, sulcate or rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, plicate, deciduous, long petiolate, oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate leaves that bloom in the spring and summer although it can be variable on a basal, erect, usually few at once, to 12 [30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and subtended by a few, large, loose, tubular sheathing bracts and with the nodding, waxy, fragrant flowers held among the leaves.
FLOWER SIZE: To 4 3/4 inch [12 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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