Telipogon cascajalensis Dodson & R.Escobar 1987

Side View of Flower Photos by © Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © L C Vieira

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Cascajal Telipogon [An area of Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by imbricate leaf bases and carrying 3 to 5, alternate, distichous, net like reticulated, obovate-elliptic, acute at the apex, narrowing at the base to unite with the sheath leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, unbranched, terete, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 17 #2 pg 49. 1987 Drawing/Photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;