Telipogon pogonostalix Rchb.f. 1876 Photo by Patricia Harding

Full Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Bearded Column Telipogon

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Venezuela and western Ecuador and Peru in montane cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose twig epiphyte without pseudobulbs and with a fan of linear-lanceolate, acuminate, subcoriaceous, channeled midvein leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, wiry, elongating to 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, successively 2 to 4, several flowered inflorescence with ovate acute floral bracts that are 1/3rd the length of the ovaries.

Synonyms Sodiroella ecuadorensis Schltr. 1921; Stellilabium ecuadorense (Schltr.) Dodson & R.Escobar 2010; Stellilabium pogonostalix (Rchb.f.) Garay & Dunst.1961

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Sodiroella ecuadorensis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing not = S alticolum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Sodiroella ecuadorensis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Stellilabium pogonostalix drawing ok; First supplement to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Stellilabium pogonostalix; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Stellilabium pogonostalix drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 336 Dodson 1980 as Stellilabium pogonostalix drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 as Stellilabium pogonostalix drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium pogonostalix; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 775 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Stellilabium pogonostalix drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Stellilabium pogonostalix photo fide; Orchids Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide