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Porroglossum amethystinum

Porroglossum amethystinum

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


Porroglossum amethystinum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Porroglossum.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Lilac Colored Porroglossum

SynonymsEdit

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

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