Telipogon gnomus Schltr. 1921 SECTION Brevicaules SUBSECTION Alatiscapi Braas 1994

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeCool LATERFall Winter

Common Name The Gnome Telipogon

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by imbricate leaf bases and carrying 3 to 4, elliptic-oblong, acute, gradually narrowing and conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall and winter on an axillary, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, flattened, triangular in cross-section, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #2 1979 photo okIcones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 594 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994;