Telipogon christobalensis Kraenzl. 1920

Side View of Flower Photos by © C H Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold LATER summer

Common Name The San Cristobal Telipogon [A town in Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet, pluvial and oak forests at elevations of 2500 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, subcaulescent epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying distichous, obovate, obtuse, apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a lateral, thin, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 33: 30. 1920 Drawing/Photo fide; Orquideología Vol 17 #2 pg 49. 1987 Drawing/Photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;