ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia in wet montane forests as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 1180 to 3200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Found in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia in wet montane forests as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 1180 to 3200 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by several inflated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptical leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, thread-like, to 5 [12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that has sheathed bracts on the ramicaul, occurring in the winter and spring.
FLOWER SIZE: To 2 1/4 inches [6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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