Native of Peru growing on
riverside trees at 1400-2000m. – (4000-6000Ft.) similar to C..luteola
but much larger in growth
habit with some different coloring of the flowers.
Pseudobulbs are 28-20cm. (7”-8”)
tall and 2.5cm. across, unifoliate – 17.5cm. long and 7cm. wide; the
flower stalk can be 1cm. diam. and support up to five medium sized
flowers – in cultivation two flowers per stalk is more common.; sepals
and petals are unspotted, greenish
yellow, petals are usually more yellow; both project forward
slightly. The lip
takes the form of a tube with wavy edges and encloses the white column;
pale yellow with slight pinkish suffusion on the outside and a
deeper yellow on the inside.
In its natural habitat clumps of this species are common since it appears only in isolation. To match its natural environment it is better in a slightly cooler place in the warm greenhouse; good light; 65% humidity; good air movement as others of this genus. When potted the compost must be very open to allow good drainage and allow roots to dry out somewhat between waterings.