Isabelia pulchella (Kraenzl.) C.Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Common Name: The Beautiful Isabelia
Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
Country of Origin: SE. & S. Brazil
Habitat: epiphyte at moderate elevations in cool damp mountains
Description: An elongate, creeping, branched rhizome with narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly linear, subterete leaf that blooms in the late fall on a terminal, 2" [5 cm] long, thread-like, erect to arching, single flowered inflorescence that is held amid the leaves.3
Culture: Plants are grown in cool to intermediate conditions with shade to moderate light. They are usually grown mounted on cork or bark with sphagnum moss. Plants should be watered regularly. Keep the mix moist but not wet. The plant can also take dryouts between waterings. Keep the plant in an area with good air circulation.4