Porroglossum condylosepalum H.R.Sweet 1975 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Tortae

Triggered Lip Photos by Alfonso Doucette and his Flicker Orchid Photo Site

Common Name The Knucle Porroglossum [refers to the knob-like structures on the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the slender, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a suberect to horizontal, slender, glabrous, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a few distant bracts and tubular imbricating floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 #1 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;