Telipogon ardeltianus Braas 1981

Side View Of Flower Photos by Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Ardelt's Telipogon [Original Collector of the species]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet, pluvial and cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with caespitose ramicauls carrying narrowly elliptic, acute, acuminate apically, subfalcate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and fall on a terminal, terete, racemose, provided with conspicuous bracts, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, 3 to 11 flowered inflorescence carrying yellow to yellow brown, resupinate flowers with brownish stripes


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 17 #1 1987 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;