Telipogon dalstromii Dodson 1984 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuagenera Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Deep Shade ColdLATE SpringSummerFall

Common Name Dalstrom's Telipogon [Swedish Orchid Illustrator and Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru in montane cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with oblong, flattened, ventral edge sharp, dorsal obtuse pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, acute, apiculate, narrowing below into the articulated sheath junction leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer on a terminal or lateral, compressed, 3-winged, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 990 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 186 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2002 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo good