Porroglossum uxorium

Porroglossum uxorium

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Porroglossum
Species: Prgm. teaguei
Binomial name
Porroglossum teaguei
Luer 1980

Porroglossum teaguei is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Porroglossum.


A miniature plant with lighlty verucose leaves bearing a reticulated pattern when newly formed that fades at maturity. Plant blooms with several successive flowers. Flowers smell very faintly of black licorice and plastic.


Found in Ecuador


Grow in cool to intermediate temperatures. Can be grown potted in sphagnum moss or mounted on wood. The medium it is grown in should be kept moist.


Common Name: The Wife's Porroglossum

From the Latin "uxor" meaning wife, this species was dicovered by its author's wife

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