Also known as the beautiful Coelia.
The nearly erect, rather fragrant blossoms with the odour of bitter almonds are about 5 cm long. Sepals and petals are yellowish white with rose-purple tips.
ORIGIN/HABITAT: Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Plants grow as terrestrials or epiphytes on trees in humid forests at elevations up to 4900 ft. (1500 m) — Source: Charles Baker
COELIA: This genus of about 5 species is distributed from Mexico and the west Indies to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama. They are mostly epiphytes but also occur as terrestrials and litophytes. Grow best in pots in a well-drained mix. Keep in a humid environment and moist, intermediate conditions.