Porpax laosensis Aver. 2016 Photo by Averyanov and New and rare orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos Website Copyright

LATEEARLY

Common Name The Laotian Porpax

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Laos in dry evergreen primary and secondary forests along rocky streams at elevations of 350 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping to clustering rhizome giving rise to close set, flattened, grassy green in youth, dull olive green in maturity, fleshy, oblate to discoid-lenticular, broadly obovate pseudobulbs enveloped by a net of fibers left from disintegrating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, early deciduous arising after flowering, sessile, cordate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a proteranthous, arisng fromm the apex of a young pseudobulb, single flowered inflorescence with a large, scarious, white, broadly obovate to almost subquadrate floral bract.

Synonyms *Turczaninowia.19.3.1 New and rare orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen, T. Maisak and E.L. Konstantinov 2016 photo fide

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