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Porroglossum portillae

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    Default Porroglossum portillae

    Named in honor of Mario Portilla, co-discoverer of this species.

    This species is found in the rain forest along the Rio Calagras, Ecuador. It grows at altitudes around 1500m.

    Best grown mounted in high humidity, RH above 85%, strong air movement and 12-22ºC. Plant size 5-6cm. The flowers are about 2 cm across. The photos show the lip both open and closed.






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    That's an interesting one!

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    Fascinating orchid flower and I like the overall look of the plant. AL

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    Beautiful and healthy orchid plant with a strange bloom.

    cheers,
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    Very unique and nice . Thanks for sharing Thomas .

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    Woah. That's absolutely the most psychedelic orchid I have ever seen. Or did I forget to take my medicine this morning?? Thank you so much for sharing this incredible wonder.

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