Telipogon asuayanus Rchb. f. 1877 Photo By Eric Hunt

Another Flower? Photo By Eduardo Sanchez Sanchez

Common Name The Azuay Telipogon [A province of Ecuador where the orchid occurs]

Flower Size

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte. This species dies back after blooming and takes a rest and will reappear in the next growing season, so do not discard until you are sure that it is dead.

Cited as a synonym of T tessellatus, I have kept them separate following Kew.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 photo fide to the first; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #12 as T azuayanus photo not; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide to the second photo above; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as T azuayanus drawing fide