ORIGIN: Grows on steep limestone cliff faces and peaks of limestone ridges and mountains or rarely epiphyte on mossy stems of old trees near the ground in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters.
DESCRIPTION: A smaller sized, warm to cool growing, single flowered, terrestrial and lithophytic species with 3 to 5, distichous, oblong-elliptic, obtuse to subacute, mottled dark and paler green, purple spotted beneath leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 3 3/4 to 10 [9 to 25 cm] long, terminal, green spotted with purple inflorescence which has lanceolate-narrowly elliptic bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).