Telipogon boylei (J.T.Atwood) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005

Photo by Willow Zuchowski.

Full ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name Boyle's Telipogon [American Illustrator of Orchids current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala and Monteverde Costa Rica in cloud forestss at elevations around 1380 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with a short stem completely enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying basal, minutely ciliate, ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, to 6" [15 cm] long, successively several single flowered inflorescence completely enveloped by very broadly winged bracts.

Synonyms Dipterostele boylei (J.T.Atwood) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998; Stellilabium boylei J.T.Atwood 1989;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1392 Atwood 1989 as Stellilabium boylei drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium boylei; Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 57 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele boyle; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Stellilabium boylei; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Stellilabium boylei