ORIGIN: This lithophyte from southern China and Vietnam, is found in leaf litter on limestone rocks in mixed semi-decidous to open deciduous, broad leafed mountainous cloud forests, or on steep limestone cliffs or at the summits of limestone mountains with mosses and ferns at elevations of 450 to 1450 meters in partial shade.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, warm to cool growing orchid with 4 to 6, distichous, coriaceous, oblong or narrowly elliptic, acute to obtuse at the asymetric apex, dark and light green mottled dark green, heavily purple spotted and keeled beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on a single [rarely 2] flowered, green spotted with purple, white hirsute, 12 to 20 [30 to 50 cm] long, inflorescence arising from a narrowly ovate-lanceolate floral bract carrying a large flower with a nice [apple-raspberry] scent.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).