Epidendrum porquerense F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial ShadeCool Springfall

Common Name or Meaning The Porquera Epidendrum [A town in west central Colombia on the eastern slopes of the westernmost Andes]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru? at the edges of wet montane pine and oak forests at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with more or less aproximate, linear-cylindric stems enveloped completely by close, imbricating, membraneaceous sheaths and carrying a single apical, very narrowly linear, channeled, acute leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a shorter than the leaf, terminal, loosely few flowered, to 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana, First Supplement to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photos fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide

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