Porroglossum agile Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Peter Bryder

Another Flower

Triggered Lip

Side View of Flower

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Full ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Nimble Porroglossum [refers to the easily Triggered lip]

Flower Size .1" [5mm]

Found in Junin Peru in the Chanchamayo Valley as a mini-miniature sized sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, white, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petilolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, glabrous, slender, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, congested, successively flowering, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a few distant bracts and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Luer 1987 drawing fide