Telipogon gracilipes Schltr. 1923

Lip Detail Photos by Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Graceful Column Foot Telipogon

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1825 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, terete stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying erect-patent, oblong, apiculate, narrowing below into the narrowly conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a subterminal, erect, naked, 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Telipogon horichianus Braas 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 263-264. 1923; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;