ORIGIN: Found in wet montane forests of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with green or dark purple ramicauls with 2 to 3 basal, tubular scarious sheaths and a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate to narrowly oblong, minutely bilobed, narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, fall and winter on an apical, short, fasciculate, few flowered inflorescence that holds the semi-pendulous, successively opening, nodding singular flower near the leaf base.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 or more inches [1.5 cm and more]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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Orchids and Freaky Weather
Posted by Sys Admin about 2 months ago
As predicted by scientists, freaky weather conditions have become more frequent. Last year, we had very heavy and continuous rains. So much so that even the orchids were struggling. The pests were ...