Porroglossum hystrix Luer 1988 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Echidna Luer 1987 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Side View Of Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Bristly Peduncle Porroglossum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters and as such is a mini-miniature, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, lightly verrucose, narrowly elliptical to narrowly obovate, acute leaf that gradually narrows below to the petiole that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, densely long pubescent, 4" to 6 3/4" [10 to 17 cm] long, racemose, succesively few flowered inflorescence with a bract near the middle and from low down on the ranmicaul with thin tubular bracts and with a single flower produced at a time and held well above the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Luer 1988 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo ok;