Telipogon bombiformis Dressler 2003 Photos by Diego Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold LATE Fall EARLY Spring

Common Name The Bumblebee-Like Telipogon

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying 2 to 3, broadly elliptic-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall through early spring on a terminal or axillary, .8 to 4.4" [ 2 to 11 cm] long, racemose, simultaneously 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts carrying non-resupinate, simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 72 #2 pg 114 Dressler 2003 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis restrepioides photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide;