Telipogon casadevalliae Nauray, A. Galán & M. Mamani 2008 Photos by © Mamani, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeColdSummer

Common Name Casadevall's Telipogon [Spanish Professor current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2700 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect, leafy throughout stem carrying ovate-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acuminate leaves with ciliolate margins that blooms in the summer on an angled, flexuous, to 6" [15 cm] long, successively single, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with an ovate-triangular, acuminate, conduplicate floral bract and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Similar to T macchupicchuensis but differs in having a broadly ovate lip a convex, y-shaped, keeled callus and the column with two lateral tufts of recurved setae.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *An. Jard. Bot. Madrid 65(1): 80. 2008; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo as T sp pg 353 fide