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Another amazing Porroglossum, I just can't get enough of this genus.
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This is a richly colored form of this species. I rarely find it with the lip in the 'open' position. Today one of these flowers did have the lip...
One of my favorite porroglossums. It is from Colombia and has a natural spread just up to 2 inches. These are 2 different flowers.
With the lip...
This Porroglossum produces multitudes of spikes. In all species of Porroglossum, the lip is hinged and will snap shut when disturbed. I've tried...
I really like this Porroglossum for it's relatively large size, nice color, and symmetrical flower. In all species of Porroglossum, the lip is...
It seems to be Porroglossum season in my greenhouse. This species, similar to muscosa, has a ciliated or hairy inflorescence. In all species of...
Grown shady and moist in my intermediate green house. The dorsal sepal reflexes so far back that the "top" is visible to the left of the lip.
I bought this plant in Peru in 2004 as Porroglossum peruvianum. A friend was sure it wasn't that but I never bothered to pursue the...
Looks like a Masdevallia until you see the sensitive lip.
Cannot find similar either in Luer or Colombian Orchids.
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A pic of my newest Porroglossum.
(whole plant and the small puncture wound on the arm from the dog)
An Ecuadorian species from higher elevations. First image is with the lip in the normal position and the 2nd is after it snapped shut.
Photos from 2 Apr 2012.
G.Merino, A.Douccette & Pupulin 2010.
New Porroglossum species from Ecuador. Grow this in good light. +10°C-+18°C in winter and +15°C - +22°C in...
IC grower. mordax = biting, corroding, pungent.
Porroglossum tripollex. Luer 1998.
Beautiful Porroglossum from Ecuador.
This is the first time my plant is flowering. This species need a lot of...
Love the hinged lip, though a friend thought it was kind of violent - almost like sexual assault.
The flowers are about 1" wide. I grow this intermediate and cool.
Porroglossum meridionale, Ortiz 1976. Grows in Ecuador and Peru at around 2000 meters.
I grow 2 plants. One have much stronger colors then the...
I coveted this after seeing Forrest's photo.
The Orchid Picture Blog: Porroglossum meridionale (lip up)
Flickr: Duane McDowell's Photostream