Plants are large blooming size divisions. This size is not commonly available in the market-place. Eriopsis biloba grows on ledges in the Venezulean mountains and it make 'trash roots' which collect debris from above. High light and lots of water provide the perfect environment. This is a rare plant in horticulture.
6-10 yellow and red flowers are held on a 8-10 inch long inflorescence. This plant develops several flushes of flowers 2 times each summer. They sometimes bloom again in the fall for us. Flowers are fragrant and last about 10 days.
This is a small growing hybrid. Leaf-spans will be 4" - 7'. Inflorescences will be single flowered and 6" - 10" tall. Individual flowers are 4" - 5" across. Flowers are light yellow to a bright yellow. The sepals and petals are veined rust to purple at the bases. Pouches will be light yellow to white. These prefer more light that typical Paphiopedilums.
Many thanks to Tim Choltco of Pittsburgh PA. for his wonderful taxonomic descriptions of plants listed on this website. Tim attended Penn State University where he majored in plant biology with a focus on taxonomy. Tim is a life-long plantsman who breeds Daylilies as well as 'at-risk' wild flowers. He's an active memeber of Pittsburgh Orchid Society and has grown orchids for over 30 years.