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Found in Putumayo department of Colombia and Venezuela on the slopes of the eastern Andes as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte at elevations of 2100 to 2600 meters with slender, erect ramicauls, ancipitous above the middle, enveloped by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths at the base carrying a single, apical, rigid, coriaceous, erect, ovate, rounded base, shallowly cordate leaf that blooms in the winter on erect, arising through reclining, .2" [5 mm] long, filiform spathe at the base of the leaf, in a fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence with less than half as long as the pedicel floral bract.