Telipogon acicularis (Dressler) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005 Photo by The J & L Orchids Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Dressler The Epidendra Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeCoolLATER Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Small Needle Telipogon [refers to the setae on the column and lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama near streams at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stem carrying oblanceolate, membraneous, ephemeral, leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a winged, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Stellilabium aciculare Dressler 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 4(2): 471-472, f. 1E-F. 1999 as Stellilabium aciculare drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Stellilabium acicularis; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Stellilabium acicularis; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #3 2008 as Stellilabium acicularis