Porroglossum taylorianum Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum

Side View of Flower Photo ? Photo by Ron Hanko

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Common Name Taylor's Porroglossum [Mrs Slaughter American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute to sub-acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 4.4" [to 11 cm] long, congested, glabrous, succesively flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul witha few distant bracts and tubular floral bracts.

The translucent, pale orange flower with red brown veins is similar to P muscosum but it is readily distinguished from it by the glabrous inflorescence. From the species with a glabrous inflorescence it differs in the slender, recurved tails of all three sepals and the glabrous, longitudinal callus of the lip

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing okish;

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