Telipogon pogonostalix Rchb.f. 1876 Photo by Patricia Harding

Column and lip detail drawing Drawing by GCK Dunsterville

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

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