Porroglossum portillae Luer & Andreetta 1980 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Tortae 1987

Disected Flower Photos by Peter Bryder

Lip in Triggered Position Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

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Common Name Portilla's Porroglossum [Ecuadorian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet forests at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, reticulated, elliptical, obtuse leaf that gradually narrows below into the cuneate, blackish, elongate petiolate base and blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, slender, 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long successively few, single flowered inflorescence carrying non resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

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