Porroglossum echidna

Porroglossum echidna

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Porroglossum
Species: Prgm. echidna
Binomial name
Porroglossum echidna
(Rchb. f.) Garay 1953

Porroglossum echidna is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Porroglossum.


Plant blooms at anytime with a single 2 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in the cloud forest of Venezuela and Colombia at elevations around 2500 to 3200 meters as a miniature


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 Spiney Anteater Porroglossum


  1. *Masdevallia echidna Rchb. f. 1855
  2. Scaphosepalum echidna (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920

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