ORIGIN: Found on the island of Sumatra in ravines on sheer, almost vertical faces at elevations around 1900 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with oblong-ligulate, green mottled darker, flushed purple and ciliate near the base leaves, that blooms in the spring on a 40 [100 cm] long, successively opening, with 2 to 3 open at a time, many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-oblong, ciliate floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/2 inches [8 to 9cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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