Telipogon diabolicus Kolan., Szlach. & Medina Tr. 2016 Photo 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 Narino and Putomayo departments of Colombia in wet dwarf montane forests at eh edge of the paramo at elevations of around 3180 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an abbreviated stem carrying 2, conduplicate, relatively fleshy, ovate-lanceolate to oblanceolate, attenuate towwards 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;