by Phil Diamond
is found in Tropical Africa, from Guinea in the west through
Sierra Leone to Uganda in the east. It is a cool to hot grower, on bare trunks and
larger branches of large forest trees, at altitudes of 500-1100m. the region has a very
pronounced dry season and should be watered regularly while growing and less
when not. When the plant loses it leaves, inflorescences appear from the base of
mature bulbs and some watering should recommence [1, 2].
From after flowering until the appearance of a new lead, very little water should be
given . The plant is available through Dark Star Orchids.
 Hans Schaible. Personal Communication 2004.
 Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopaedia. http://www.orchidspecies.com
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