Porroglossum dalstroemii Luer & Hirtz 1987 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Tortae 1987 Photo by Lourens Grobler

With Triggered Lip Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Flower Closeup

Side View of Flower Photo courtesy of Kjell Nilsson.


Common Name Dalstroem's Porroglossum [Swedish Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in mossy cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 1800 meters as a cool to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carryig a single apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to subacute leaf with the base cuneate into the slender, elongate petiole and blooms in the winter on an erect, slender, [12 cm] long, congested, successively single flowered, racemose inflorescence with 2 distant bracts and tubular floral bracts all arising from low on the ramicaul and has a few, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Specklinia caldensis (Hoehne & Schltr.) Luer 2004

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