Porroglossum muscosum

Porroglossum muscosum 1

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Porroglossum
Species: Prgm. muscosum
Binomial name
Porroglossum muscosum
(Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920

Porroglossum muscosum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Porroglossum.


Plant blooms in the fall with a single 2cm flower.


Plant is found in montane forests of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 3000 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.


Porroglossum muscosum Porroglossum muscosum variant Sepals are purple with yellow edges, lip is purple.
Porroglossum muscosum yellow Porroglossum muscosum variant Sepals and Lip is yellow.


Common Names:The Mossy Porroglossum


  1. *Masdevallia muscosa Rchb. f. 1875
  2. Masdevallia xipheres Rchb. f. 1876
  3. Porroglossum xipheres (Rchb. f.) Garay 1967
  4. Scaphosepalum xipheres (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920

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