Telipogon ampliflorus C. Schweinf. 1938

Photo by Dr. Marquis Hodes

Common Name The Broad-Blooming Telipogon

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in dense oak and bamboo forest at altitudes of 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, cloud forest epiphyte with a stem carrying narrowly obovate, acute to apicaulate, narrowing abruptly below into the base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, terete, racemose, 3.2" [8 cm] long, one to 3 flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 17 #1 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide;