Telipogon ecuadorensis Schltr. 1921 photo by Lourens Grobler and The Wikipedia Website

Lip and Column Detail photo by Mikhail and Linda Karlbom


Common Name The Ecuadorian Telipogon

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northcentral Ecuador in upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, apiculate and obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the mid-fall and winter on a terminal or lateral, flattened, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 boat-shaped floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 588 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo hmm?; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide;