Porpax laosensis Aver. 2016 Photo by Averyanov and New and rare orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos Website Copyright


Common Name The Laotian Porpax

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Laos in dry evergreen primary and secondary forests along rocky streams at elevations of 350 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping to clustering rhizome giving rise to close set, flattened, grassy green in youth, dull olive green in maturity, fleshy, oblate to discoid-lenticular, broadly obovate pseudobulbs enveloped by a net of fibers left from disintegrating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, early deciduous arising after flowering, sessile, cordate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a proteranthous, arisng fromm the apex of a young pseudobulb, single flowered inflorescence with a large, scarious, white, broadly obovate to almost subquadrate floral bract.

Synonyms *Turczaninowia.19.3.1 New and rare orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen, T. Maisak and E.L. Konstantinov 2016 photo fide