Telipogon diabolicus Kolan., Szlach. & Medina Tr. 2016

Side View in situ just below Chingaza National park 2950 meters

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower and Plant

Photos by Marta Kolanowska

Common Name The Diabolical Telipogon [Refers to column and lip which resemble the face of the devil]

Flower Size .75 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm]

Found in Cundiamarca, Narino and Putomayo departments of Colombia in wet dwarf montane forests at the edge of the paramo at elevations of around 3180 to 3300 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an abbreviated stem carrying 2, conduplicate, relatively fleshy, ovate-lanceolate to oblanceolate, attenuate towards the base, subacute leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle triquetrous, 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with cucculate, ovate, acute, half as tlong as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *PhytoKeys 65: 113124 Kolan., Szlach. & Medina Tr. 2016 drawing/photo fide, doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.65.8674; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #2 2018 photo fide;