Telipogon cuyujensis Dodson 1989

Photo by Tom Dodson

Deep Shade Cold LATER Spring Summer

Common Name The Cuyuja Telipogon [An town near where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Napo department of Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 2300 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, basally branching stem enveloped compleletly by distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths carrying narrowly obovate, acute, apiculate, narrrwoing below intothe articulated junction with the sheath leaves that blooms in the lateer spring through summer on a terminal or lateral from near the apex of the stem, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, flattened, 3 winged, to 6" [15 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with ovate, boat shaped, keeled on the back floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with red brown vein lines, a red-black call and the column and the spines red brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 586 Dodson & Escobar 1989 drawing fide; Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 Dodson & Hirtz photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide;