Telipogon dendriticus Rchb.f. 1878

Side View of Flower

Detail of Lip Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Common Name The Tree Shaped Vein Telipogon

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Pichincha and Cotopaxi departments of Ecuador in upper wet montane forests at elevations of 2200 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with inconspicuous, oblong, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths carrying elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, articulate below into the sharply flattened base leaves that blooms most all year on a lateral, from the axils of the upper sheaths, peduncle flattened, 2 winged, 2.8" [7 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with prominent, conduplicate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying flowers with pale greenish brown sepals, pale greenish white petals with red brown veins and numerous red brown reticulations, a pale greenish white lip with red beown veins and reticulations with a reddish flush towards teh column base, the column and the callus reddish black with wine red spines.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 587 Doson 1989 drawing fide;