ORIGIN: Occurs in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Niacaragua and Costa Rica as a medium sized, cool to hot growing, solitary leafed epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with an ascending growth habit found on trees in open or dense forests at low elevations up to 1500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: The Coconut Orchid, named for it's scent, is a medium sized, cool to hot growing, solitary leafed epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with an ascending growth habit, with a rhizome that is completely enveloped by scarious, imbricating, nonfoliaceous bracts with oblong-elliptic to oblong-obovate, compressed pseudobulb with a single apical, linear, attenuate leaf that blooms on a 2 [5cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with scarious, basal bracts with the flower held at mid leaf height and occurs in spring and summer and then needs a semi-dry rest through the winter months, best mounted on tree fern.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 2 inches [3.9 to 5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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