Porroglossum meridionale P. Ortiz 1976[1977] SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum

Another Color Form Photo by Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

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Common Name The Southernomost Porroglossum [At that time]

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and central Peru as a mini-miniature, warm to cool growing epiphyte occurring at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths with a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, verrucose, long petiolate, elliptical, obtuse to subacute, conduplicate base leaf that is mottled with purple on the underside giving rise to a congested, successively few flowered, racemose, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, inflorescence with a few widely spaced bracts and tubular, imbricating floral bracts and holding the flower well above the leaf occurring in the fall and winter.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;