Telipogon alvarezii P. Ortiz 2008

Plant and Flower Photos by © Ortiz, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shadecold

Common Name Alvarez' Telipogon [Colombia Orchid Enthusiast and original collector of species current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia on small branches at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an abbreviated pseudobulb enveloped basally by a few fleshy basal sheaths and a few apical oblong-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, few flowered, terete inflorescence with concave, acute bracts and

This is the smallest flowered of the Colombian species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquideología 25(2): 125. 2008 photo

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