Porroglossum jesupiae Luer 1989

SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Tortae 1987 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Flower untriggered

Side View of Flower Photos by Ron Parsons and his Flower Shots Website

Common Name Jesup's Porroglossum [Female American Orchid Enthusiast current

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect to suberect, thickly coriaceous, finely verrucose, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect, smooth, congested, racemose, 2.8" to 3.4" [7 to 8.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with three closely applied, distant bracts and imbricating, tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide in addenda drawing ; Native Ecuadorina Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004