Clowesia warczewitzii (0)
Common Name Warczewitzii's Clowesia [Polish Orchid Collector 1800's]
Flower Size 1 1/2" [6.25 cm]
This species is a medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte that is found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Ecuador in tropical, moist forests at altitudes around 70 to 500 meters with narrowly ovoid to oblong, sulcate with age pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the fall in the northern hemisphere [spring in Ecuador] on a pendant, to 15" [30 cm] long, several [15 to 20] to many flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises from the base of a mature pseudobulb without leaves and carries showy, fragrant, flsehy flowers.
Photo by © Jay Pfahl