Porroglossum tripollex Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Another Angle

Another Angle Photos by Paul Hedlund


Common Name The Three Thumbed Porroglossum [refers to the sepaline tails]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, presumed to be an epiphyte with black, erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 deciduous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, dark green, coriaceous, lightly dorsally verrucose, sub-acute to obtuse apically leaf that is cuneate below into the blackish, elongate petiole that blooms in the summer on a basal, slender, 3.5" [8.5 cm] successively few flowered, glabrous inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothillidinarum Vol 17 Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera pg 114 Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide;