Porroglossum uxorium Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Tortae 1987 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Common Name The Wife's Porroglossum [Refers to Carl Luer's Wife]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests around elevations of 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte in cloud forests with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, suverrucose, prominently purple-reticulate, elliptical, obtuse to subacute leaf with the base cuneate into the slender petiole that blooms on a slender, suberect to horizontal, congested, successively few flowered, racemose, lightly scabrous inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers occurring in the summer in Colombia


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 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide;