Porroglossum procul Luer & R.Vásquez 1980

SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum

Drawing by © Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATE Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Far Porroglossum [refers to its southernly location]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the dapartment of La Paz Bolivia in cloud forests at elevatioons around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender, blackish ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, minutely verrucose, elliptical to narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, glabrous, slender, 2.6 to 3" [6.5 to 7.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a few, distant bracts, arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol IV Luer 1987 drawing fide;