One of the smaller plants of the
genus endemic to Brazil where it grows on mossy rocks and trees from Sea
level to 800m. –(2700 ft.).
Pseudobulbs are 15-16cm.-(6”) tall
- bi-foliate with leaves which are dark green/reddish/purple;
inflorescence bear one to five fragrant flowers which appear late
spring, Early summer. These are 10cm.-(4”) across, sepals and petals are
olive-brown to mahogany-brown dark maroon spots, the lip is basically
white, heavily veined in deep purple with a central yellow suffusion; he
column is white streaked and spotted purple.
Reasonably long lasting.
Prefers to be on slabs of either cork; tree-fern or teak and grown in intermediate temperatures with good light, 65% or more humidity and good fresh air movement. Benefits from regular misting when in growth.