A larger, terrestrial orchid with thin stems, large, pleated leaves and terminal inflorescences that have white or pinkish flowers with a reddish or purple throat.
It is native to rainforests to 2000 m in Colombia and northern Ecuador. The dust-like seeds must be sown under sterile conditions.
Germination: Cover seeds only slightly with substrate: coir or sowing mix + perlite. Keep bright and constantly moist but not wet.