Porroglossum olivaceum Sweet 1970 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Ron Parsons

Another Flower Photo by Peter Bryder of Sweden

Another Flower? notice column teeth width Photo by Marni Turkel

Another Flower? Photo by Ron Parsons


Common Name The Olive-Green Porroglossum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute, sub- to prominently verrucose, slender petiolate leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, to 10 3/4" [to 27 cm] long, several succesively flowered inflorescence.

Said to be exteremy variable in shape and color

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide