Porroglossum miguelangelii G.Merino, A.Doucette & Pupulin 2010 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum

Plant and Flower Photos by Pontus Aratoun and his Miniature Orchid Website

Common Name Miguel Angel's Porroglossum [M Soto Mexican Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast early 2000's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without specific locality but in premontane to lower montane cloud forests on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-mininature sized, cool growing epiphyte with terete, erect, abbreviated, blackish at the base ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carryijg a single, apical, erect, coriceous, spathulate, elliptical obovate, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, glabrous, 2 to 3.8" [5 to 9.5 cm] long, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9: 460. G.Merino, A.Doucette & Pupulin 2010 drawing fide

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