Telipogon australis Dodson & Hirtz 2004 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Common Name The Austral Telipogon [An Area of Central Ecuador]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at eleavations around 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to small flattened pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 leaves and carrying a single, apical, thick, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, dehiscent at the base leaf that blooms on a terete peduncle, 1.6" [4 cm] long, rachis short, few flowered inflorescence with a navicular, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 Dodson & Hirtz photo fide;