Habitat: epiphytic in swamps, hammocks and moist hardwood forests
Common name: Florida Butterfly Orchid
Blooming: June-July and sporadically throughout the year
Comments: this plant can achieve impressive size when mature, with many dozens of pseudobulbs with leaves up to 18 inches (45 cm) long, although they reach blooming age at a much smaller size. The fragrant, one-inch (2.5 cm) flowers are borne on a many-branched panicle. The typical flower coloration consists of green tepals overlaid with red and a white lip with a purplish blotch on it. Atypical forms include semi-alba forms with pure green tepals and an albo-labia form with a pure white lip.