ORIGIN: Found from Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or sometimes terrestrial orchid with ovate, ribbed, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear-lanceolate, conduplicate below into the base leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect to arching, 24 to 48 [60 to 120 cm] long raceme with several short basal branches of 2 to 3 flowers each of several to many, showy, waxy, very fragrant flowers on the rest.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.5 to 2.5 inches [3.8 to 6.4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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