Two leaves. Blooms in winter and spring. Strong fragrance.
Published in Taxon 13: 247 in 1964.
Basionym Cymbidium cordigera Kunth.
Native to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
Crosses with standard Cattleyas give larger flowers but shape of the Encyclia. Gives dark colors. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance - AOS.org)