Porroglossum muscosum

Porroglossum muscosum 

Porroglossum muscosum                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in       Repertorium Specierum Regni Vegetabilis, beihefte  7 : 83    1920
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Porroglossum  Schlechter 1920
  metabolism C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins

humid forests in Venezuela (Tàchira), Colombia (Antioquia, Cauca, Putumayo, Frontino, La Ceja, Popayan,


Narino forests, Santa Fè), Ecuador (Carchi, Imbabura, Morona-Santiago, Pichincha, Zamora-Chinchipe)


1700 - 2500 m  (5610 - 8250 ft)


climate informations from Rionegro (Antioquia, Colombia)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2100 m / 6930 ft) :
    Porroglossum muscosum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Rionegro this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36m'
  life form






inflorescence     length

16 - 18 cm  (6.4" - 7.2"), basal  

  nr flowers

1 - 2 , inflorescence blooms the following years


single flower  9 L 1.5 cm  (3.6" L 0.6")


single flower, ≈ 30 days     

  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 80 days 
CITES appendix II

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