ORIGIN: Found in central Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations around 2800 to 3300 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep banks with slender, sub-erect ramicauls enveloped by a closely adpressed tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, thickly coriaceous, oblong-ovate, sub-acute to obtuse, shortly acuminate, sessile, cordate to deeply cordate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a fascile of .1 to .15 [2 to 4 mm] long, successive, large single flowers arising through a spathe.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.8 inches [2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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