Discovered in Guatemala in 1871, imported by Messrs. Veitch and described by H.G. Reinchenbach in
Terrestrial, up to 60cm.-(24”) tall with 5-10cm.-(2”-4”) long Psbs. x 4cm.-(1.5”) diam. – bi-foliate with 55cm.-(21”) long x 12cm.-(4.75”) broad leaves. Single flowered inflorescence, peduncle with several scarious sheaths. Showy flowers with red/brown petals/sepals and yellow lip; overall – 10cm.-(4”0) diam.
Cool/intermediate growing, in a
moisture retentive compost offering good drainage; light shade, ample
watering and occasion feeding when in growth.
The leaves are not deciduous like some species of this genus.
Good air movement and high humidity are essential.