Porroglossum andreettae Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTIOM Porroglossum

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Common Name Andreetta's Porroglossum [Ecuadorian Priest and orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1500 meters in warmer cloud forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with short ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiole and blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a single flower well above the leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide;