Telipogon astroglossus Rchb.f 1854

Photo by Jean Marc Pallandre and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another flower T vasquezii

Photo courtesy of Ruth Guillard


Common Name The Star-Shaped Lip Telipogon

Flower Size 1/4" [6.5 mm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 850 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs and 3 to 4, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves held in a loose fan and blooms on an erect, scapose, few successively flowered, 4" [10 cm] long, racemose inflorescence occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Dipterostele tanii (Dodson) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998; Stellilabium astroglossum [Rchb.f] Schlechter 1914; Stellilabium tanii Dodson 1980; Telipogon tanii (Dodson) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005Trichoceros astroglossus Lindl. ex Benth. & J.D.Hkr 1883;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 337 Dodson 1980 as S tanii drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium astroglossum; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 386 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as Stellilabium astrogloosum drawing fide; Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 58 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele tanii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Stellilabium astroglossum; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 AS Stellilabium astroglossum photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Stellilabium astroglossum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 3 2008 as Stellilabium astroglossum photo good; Orchids Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide;