Porroglossum eduardii (Rchb. f.) Sweet 1972 SUBGENUS Eduardii Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower and plant Photo by Marius Wasbauer All rights reserved.

Flower Closeup in Parque Nacional Tatama' in Choco department of Colombia at an elevation of 2300 meters 8/17

Flower and plant in situ in Parque Nacional Tatama' in Choco department of Colombia at an elevation of 2300 meters 8/17 Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Eduard's Porroglossum [Eduard Klaboch, Discoverer of species late 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1900 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse leaf with the base cuneate into the slender, elongate petiole that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender loose, successively few flowered, 6 to 8 1/5" [15 to 21 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with a few distant, tubular floral bracts and 2 to 3 flowers open simultaneously .

Synonyms *Masdevallia eduardi Rchb.f. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo;

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