Telipogon alexii N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Alex's Telipogon [Sr Alex Hirtz Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem enveloped by imbricate leaf bases carrying 3 to 5, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer through winter on slightly winged, subterete, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 triangular bracts and triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms *Stellilabium hirtzii Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 982 Dodson 1984 as Stellilabium hirtzii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium hirtzii photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Stellilabium hirtzii drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide;