Porroglossum nutibara Luer & R. Escobar 1987 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum

Another angle Photos by Jay Pfahl, plant grown by Arturo Carrillo.

Flower with lip in triggered position Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Stations of the Lip THIS IS GREAT! Photo by Peter Bryder

Plant and Flowers Photo by Marni Turkel.


Common Name Nutibara's Porroglossum [Local Indian Chief in Colombia]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia as a cool to cold growing, mini-miniature epiphyte at elevations around 2050 meters with a blackish, erect, slender, ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths with a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, petiolate, narrowly obovate, subacute leaf that gradually narrows to the slender petiole and giving rise to an erect, 6" to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with a few widely spaced bracts and tubular imbricating floral bracts occuring at any time of the year with the flowers held well above the leaf and having a snapping lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo #533 = P sergioi; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo #532 fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = P sergioi; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;