Telipogon boliviensis (R.Vásquez & Dodson) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005 Drawing by © Vasquez & Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Bolivian Telipogon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped hy imbricate leaf sheaths carrying 5 to 9, distichous, not deciduous, narrowly ovate, acute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, from the upper leaves, terete, branched, to 3" [7.5 cm] long, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with fleshy triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms *Stellilabium boliviense R.Vásquez & Dodson 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 592 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 as Stellilabium boliviense drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium boliviense;