Telipogon alticola (Dodson & R.Escobar) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005 Photo by The J & L Orchids Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Part shade Cool Cold LATEPart shade Winter EARLYsummer

Common Name The High Elevation Telipogon

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an extremely short rhizome giving rise to distichous, baslly imbricating, in a fan shape, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and summer on a racemose, triangular in cross-section, to 6" [15 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Stellilabium alticola Dodson & R.Escobar 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 as Stellilabium alticolaum drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Stellilabium alticolum; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 as Stellilabium alticolum photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Stellilabium alticola photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #3 2008 as Stellilabium alticolum photo fide; Orchids Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 not = T jostii