Telipogon atropurpurea D.E.Benn. & Ric.Fernández 1992

Photos by © M. Santa Barbara

Part shade Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Deep Purple Telipogon

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in cold wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying oblanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, 1.6 to 2.8" [3.5 to 7 cm] long, racemose, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, carinate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 192 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014