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Found in Antioquia department of Colombia on the western Cordillera and in Esmeraldas province of northwestern Ecuador in primary forests at elevations of 300 to 850 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, deflexed, rigid, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, basally sessile, deeply cordate leaf that is sometimes conduplicate basally and curved upward above the middle that blooms in the fall on a fascile, arising from the base of the leaf through an erect, conduplicate spathe, of successive single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.