My first encounter with this species was in the Stewart et al book Angraecoid Orchids about 10 years ago. My 14 year old self just had to have one of these wonderful red and green flowered, weirdly vining orchids. Back then, I didn't have the proper growing conditions or the knowledge and resources that I do now, so it was probably best that I never could find one available back then. About a year ago, I picked up two seed-grown Cryptopus spp. and have been successfully growing them in my terrarium since, so I felt decently confident that I could also make this one happy should I ever find one. I was speaking to the folks over at Louisiana Orchid Connection at one of our society meetings when John mentioned they were preparing to do another import of plants from Madagascar. Elated to see this species on the list, I pre-ordered one and picked it up from them a few weeks ago. Below is the result of many years of searching and hoping, and I can truly say this was one of my holy grail plants. I hope to have continued success with it and enjoy it for many years to come.