Telipogon guacamayensis Dodson & R.Escobar 1989

Lip and Column Detail Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Part ShadeColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Guacamaya Telipogon [Cordillera de Guacamaya - Mountain range in Ecuador]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Napo Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 2040 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, basally branching stem carrying narrowly obovate, acute, narrowing below into the articulate junctioned base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal or lateral, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long, 3 winged, successively few, single flowered inflorescence with boat-shaped, ovate, keeled on the back floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

CAUTION!! The flower in the photo above is close but does not constitute an exact match so use with caution. Most likely this species is T ecuadorensis


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