Porroglossum amethystinum

Porroglossum amethystinum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Porroglossum
Species: Prgm. amethystinum
Binomial name
Porroglossum amethystinum
(Rchb. f.) Garay 1967

Porroglossum amethystinum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Porroglossum.


Plant blooms at anytime of the year with a single 2.5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in the wet montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 2350 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names:The Lilac Colored Porroglossum


  1. *Masdevallia amethystina Rchb. f. 1878
  2. Scaphosepalum amethystinum (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1921

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