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Porroglossum dreisei

This is a discussion on Porroglossum dreisei within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This miniature species is found in cordillera del Condor, Ecuador at altitudes around 1700m. Flower ...

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    Default Porroglossum dreisei

    This miniature species is found in cordillera del Condor, Ecuador at altitudes around 1700m.

    Flower size 2.5-3cm. Plant size 6-7cm. I/C grower.



    Lip down:


    Lip up:


    Grown on a Rhododendron stick:

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    Love the form of the flower! Wonderful!

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    Such a weird creature!!!, very unique bloom never seen before, thanks for sharing.

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    Cool pics, Thomas!

    Amusingly (to me at any rate) was the image the first picture brought to mind ... that of a cartoonish body builder flexing ... LOL

    How did you trigger the lip to close? Does it reopen/reset later?

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    Thanks guys!

    I triggered the lip with my finger. It reopens in about 30 minutes. It also closes at night and in low humidity.

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    super cool flower!!!

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    What a cool little cutie! Thanks for sharing! And good growing... plant looks very happy!

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    A very interesting and unique bloom. Love the shots..

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    Thats a wonderful Orchid species .. Congrats

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    What a cool shaped bloom and that flower spike is great. I wasn't expecting that at all.

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