Porroglossum gerritsenianum Luer & R.Parsons 2010 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Tortae 1987

Side View of Flower Photos by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Deep Shade Fall

Common Name or Meaning Gerritsen's Porroglossum [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, smooth, slender, 5.2" [13 cm] long, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, distant, close, bracts, arising from low on the ramicaul with thin, tubular, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;