ORIGIN: Found in western Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in dense upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 3200.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally rugose with age pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 2 pairs of distichous, imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, petiolate, linear or ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an arching, racemose or rarely paniculate, to many [to 15] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with small, ovate-cucullate, acute floral bracts and carrying large fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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