Porroglossum peruvianum H.R.Sweet 1973 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Byron Rinke

Common Name The Peruvian Porroglossum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Peru on mossy trees at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, blackish, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, subverrucose, obovate to elliptical, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, slender, glabrous, 3.8 to 5.2" [9.5 to 13 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a few widely spaced bracts and imbricating, tubular floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IV Luer 1987 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 170 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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