Porroglossum schramii Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum

Another Flower

Another Flower Photos by Lourens Grobler

Triggered Lip Photo Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Flower Size 2/3" [1.5 cm]

Common Name Schram's Porroglossum [American Co discoverer of Species current]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, verrucose, narrowly obovate to elliptical leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the petiole and blooms at any time on a congested, successively flowering, racemose, 3 3/4" to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long, erect, slender, glabrous inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a few distant bracts and a tubular floral bract and holding a single flower well above the leaves

There is a great deal of variation in the flower between plants as well as flowers on the same plant.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide;