Telipogon frymirei Dodson 1984

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Dodson/TYPE Drawing by Cuthbertson & Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Color?

Photo by Eduardo Sanchez Sanchez

Common Name Frymire's Telipogon [original collector of species]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 1400 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, winged, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with ovate, slightly inflated floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 991 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 57 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele frymerei; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo not!!! see Telipogon sp Ecuador #11 on IOSPE