Porroglossum mordax

Porroglossum mordax

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Porroglossum
Species: Prgm. mordax
Binomial name
Porroglossum mordax
(Rchb. f.) Luer 1970

Porroglossum mordax is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Porroglossum.


Plant blooms at anytime with a single successive 1 cm wide flower


Plant is found in southwestern Colombia at elevations of 1700 to 2400 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 Snappish Porroglossum


  1. Lothiania mordax (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl. 1924
  2. Masdevallia colombiana (Schltr.) P.H. Allen 1948
  3. *Masdevallia mordax Rchb. f. 1886
  4. Porroglossum colombianum Schlechter 1920
  5. Scaphosepalum antioquiense Kraenzl. 1922

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