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 and Her Orchid Website

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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; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium astroglossum; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 386 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as Stellilabium astrogloosum drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Stellilabium astroglossum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 3 2008 photo; Orchids Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide;

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