Porroglossum josei Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another View with lip relaxed

Another View with triggered lip Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

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Common Name Jose's Porroglossum [Jose Portillo Ecuadorian Orchid Collector]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, verrucose, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a congested, successively few, single flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Systematics of Brachionidium 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo;

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