Porroglossum teretilabia Luer & Teague 1991 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Pencil-Lipped Porroglossum

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in southrn Ecuador as a mini-miniature, cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters with blackish, slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse with the base cuneate into the slender petiolate base leaf and flowers in the spring on a congested, successively few flowered, smooth, slender, 3 3/4 to 6" [9 to 15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with 2 to 3, distant, tubular bracts at intervals all along and imbricating floral bracts holding the resupinate flower with a semiterete blade of the lip

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide;