Telipogon aureus Lindl. 1845 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.


Common Name The Golden Telipogon

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations 1850 to to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying distichous, basally imbricating, narrowly elliptic, conduplicate below to the attenuate base leaf that blooms in the mid winter through summer on an axillary, single flowered, 2" [5 cm] long, fractiflex apically inflorescence that is narrowly two winged in cross section and has loose, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Telipogon sprucei Kraenzl. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 497 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 986 Dodson 1984 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 as T sprucei photo not! = T dodsoni; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide as T latifolius