Telipogon costaricensis Schltr. 1911

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Common Name The Costa Rican Telipogon

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests 2500 to 3300 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with distichous, coriaceous, conduplicate, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a rather lax, terminal, terete, racmose to 1 branched, to 22" [45 cm] long, successively single to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Telipogon buenavistae Kraenzl. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9(205-207): 166. 1911; Orquideologia Vol 17 #1 1987 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1397 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as T beunavistae drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;