This is a first flowering of this species for me. I've had this for about 3 years, purchased from Andy's Orchids. For me, this is monumental. I first saw the species in Carl Withner's The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, and was enthraled. I had never seen it for sale in over 20 years (I didn't look that hard) and when I saw it on Andy's rack at the Pacific Orchid Exposition I had to try it. I've had good success with highland Brazilian species in my cool greenhouse. As such, I probably grow this at the cool end of it's tolerance. Although there is moss underneath the plant (Andy's doing), I keep it dry and the moss has not grown. If it weren't for the root growth attached to the mount, I would either remove the moss or remount. But, I don't want to take that chance. This plant bloomed once about 2 weeks ago, and the second flower is at it's peak now.