Telipogon butcheri Dodson & R.Escobar 1993 SECTION Taeniorhachis

Plant and Flowers Photos by C Ron Griesbeck courtesy of Yoshi Nomura and his Not So Green Thumb OrchidPages

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson

Full Shade CoolFall

Common Name Butcher's Telipogon [Collector of the type]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem completely enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying several, narrowly elliptic, acute, conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, several flowered inflorescence.

Distinctive characteristics: A caespitose plant with 8 to 9 veined petals, a lip with 13 veins, no callus, a short, thick column with white spines.

CAUTION I am not happy with the photo determination above [too many veins on the lip, should be 13 and colored spines, should be white] so please use with caution. The Type drawing is absolutely correct.

Synonyms Stellilabium butcheri Dressler 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Stellilabium butcheri; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo not =?; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo