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

Flower and plant Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer All rights reserved.

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Common Name Eduard's Porroglossum [Eduard Klaboch Discoverer of species late 20th cen]

Flower Size 2/5" [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 ; 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 Lieferung 43/3 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo;

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