Common Name: Russell's Clowesia [English Duke of Bedford and Orchid Grower 1800's]
Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]
A large sized, warm growing, epiphytic species from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela found in fairly dry, open forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters with ovoid, several noded, grooved with age pseudobulbs mostly enveloped by the sheaths of 6 to 8 plicate, deciduous, suberect, oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a 15" [37.5 cm] long, basal, pendulous, many [15 to 20] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature leafed or leafless pseudobulb with ovate bracts and carries many sweetly fragrant, fleshy flowers.
Photo (left) courtesy Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids.
Clowesetum Noname Hybrid ( Clowesia russelliana 'David N.' x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' ) - Grow Blog
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