Epiphytic specimen from the
Philippines first introduced into cultivation by Luddemann of Paris in
1865 and described by H.G. Reichenbach the following year.
Quite variable in size, leaves
up to 30cm.-(1ft.) long & 9cm.-(3.5”) wide – mid green in colour;
inflorescence sub erect, arquate or pendulous; flowers up to
6cm.-(2.3”) across, waxy & fleshy; petals &
sepals are marked with purple/magenta
transverse bars on a white background, the rear of which are
white; lip carmine with yellow suffusion at base; column purple with
greenish yellow anther.
Warm growth is necessary, partial shade, 60% humidity and good air movement. If potted a very open medium with some water retentive element which is kept moist is needed.