Solenidium portillae Dalström & Whitten 2003

Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Another Inflorescence

photo by © Luis Alfonso Gallón L and The Neotropical Live Plant Photo Website

Part shade Warm to Cool LATERCool

Common Name Portilla's Solenidium [Ecuadorian Nursureyman current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in wet lower to middle elevations cloud forests onthe wesrtern slope fo the Andes at elevations around 800 to 1500 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with caespitose, blunt, elliptic, more or less sulcate pseudobulbs subtended basally by 3 to 4, distichous, sheaths the uppermost foliaceous, and carrying a single, apical, erect, conduplicate, elliptic, acute, apiculate leaf that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, from the base of the uppermost sheaths, arching, to 6" [15 cm] long, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with adressed, scale-like much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying slightly campanuate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 6:1-4 Dalstrom & Whitten 2003 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;