Porroglossum dreisei Luer & Andreetta 1991 SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Peter Bryder

Lip Down Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name or Meaning Dreise's Porroglossum [French Canadian and Co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador in mist forests at elevations of 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with blackish, slender ramicauls enveloepd basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, thickly coriaceous, lightly verrucose, elliptic-obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below in to the cuneate, elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, smooth, slender, 6.4 to 7.2" [16 to 18 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence with tubular, imbricating floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Luer 1991 In Addenda drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids VOl 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide