Porroglossum olivaceum Sweet 1970 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum

Photo by Peter Bryder of Sweden


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.

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; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide;