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.

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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;

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