THREE TWO plants available SOLD OUT
ORIGIN/HABITAT: Brazil. Plants were originally found on iron ore outcrops near the iron mines in the Serra dos Inglêses above Itabira.
Flowers open in succession over a long period of time, so plants may be in bloom for several months. Usually, several blossoms on each inflorescence are open at the same time. The star-shaped flowers are 1.5–2.0 in. (3.8–5.0 cm) across. Sepals and petals are dark, orange-red to blood-red and 0.2–0.3 in. (0.6–0.8 cm) wide, but the dorsal sepal is somewhat longer than the petals and lateral sepals. The sidelobes of the lip curl upward to form a tube around the column. The yellow-orange midlobe has a rounded tip, heavy red veins, and red margins that are frilly and ruffled. Growers report that the orange-red blossoms are usually slightly larger with narrower sepals and petals than the blood-red flowers.
(Source: Charles Baker)