A few years ago I was offered this amazing species in trade for a bulb I had, and I accepted eagerly. It looked like a mature bulb, and Phaedranassas are usually easy to bloom, but this one grew and produced one or two offsets, but no flower. Two months ago I put it on a heated mat, just to see if it would stimulate it to bloom. It worked!! I was so thrilled to see a bud emerging. this isn't the best photograph, since my camera has given up the ghost. A new one is on its way, so I took the picture with my iPad. A tiny snail got to it first also, but most of the buds are still intact. Most of my Phaedranassas are self-compatible and will produce seeds with their own pollen, so I will be even more ecstatic if this proves to be the case with this one.
Phaedranassa schizantha ssp. ignea is extremely rare and listed as threatened. It comes from a very restricted area in Ecuador where it is threatened by habitat destruction. It grows in subtropical conditions in dry valleys, and from my experience seems to enjoy a bit more warmth than the other species. Hopefully, I will have some bulbs to share one day (not now, unfortunately).