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

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Another Angle Photos by Paul Hedlund

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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, successively few flowered, glabrous inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and tubular floral bracts.

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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;

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