Became known to science after
collection by Liem Khe Wie from Northern Sumatra in 1972, and well worth
a place in any collection on account of its successive production of
flowers over a long period of time.
Terrestrial in humus on
limestone Hills from sea level to 1000m.-(3300ft.)
Leaves – mid green on both sides – 16cm.-(6.25”) long,
3cm.-(1.25”) wide, rounded ends. Inflorescence erect, up to
36cm.-(14”) long with numerous flowers approx. 7cm.-(2.75”) across,
basically a strong yellow colour with Some green suffusion and veining
on the dorsal sepal, petals twisted.
A variety purpuasscens is known.