Porroglossum hoeijeri Luer 1985 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Non-Triggered P hoejeri Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

Full shade Cool Cold

Common Name Hoeijer's Porroglossum [Swedish Discoverer of Species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Carchi, Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1920 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped baslly by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrolwy obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, slender, petiolate base leaf the blooms in the spring on a very slender, erect to suberect, glabrous, 4.4 to 8" [11 to 20 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IV Luer 1987 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide