I bought this plant in last year's Philippine Orchid Society garden show. At that time my interest in native orchids was just starting. The seller told me that it's a kind of rare orchid so this was enough reason to convince Plantchaser to take his wallet out of his pocket and spend. Someone also told me that it's hard to cultivate the plant under "Manila conditions" and it's destined to die after a few months. It didn't and instead gave me these amazing looking flowers. My confidence in growing native orchid species just leveled up.