Telipogon chiriquensis Dodson & R.Escobar 1993 TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson

Full Shade Cold LATEWinter and LATE Summer

Common Name The Chiriqui Telipogon [A Province of western Panama]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very short stem completely enveloped by loose, conduplicate sheaths and carrying a few, narrowly elliptic, acute, acuminate, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and late summer on a terete, to 10" [25 cm] long overall, sometimes branched, successively single, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Distinctive characteristics: An almost stemless plant with 9 veined petals, a lip with 13 veins, no callus, a short, thick column with red spines.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing fide;