Telipogon auriculatus D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Common Name The Eared Telipogon [refers to the base of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Junin department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, erect, leafy throughout, rarely branching stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying small, ovate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, peduculate, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, loosely successively single, several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, clasping, subsimilar to the leaves floral bracts and carrying flowers with greenish yellow sepals the petals and lip, opaque yellow with purplish veins, a purple column with hyaline and dark purole pubescence and yellow pollina.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 191 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014