This is one of our orchid species that is always in flower and as a result we don’t always notice it! In fact we haven’t featured the species on 365 days of orchids since 2017 – very unfair of us.
Single large flowers are produces successively for more than a year from long flower spikes and as plants mature they produce several flower spikes.
The species is native to cloud forests from Mexico through Central America to Venezuela. We find the plant undemanding as it produces vigorous roots and seems to cope well with any temperature extremes we suffer in Cool Americas. Although there is never a large flower count the flowers are very attractively covered in hairs and warts that make them well worth a close look.
We promise not to ignore it again 🙂