Telipogon griesbeckii Dressler 2003 Photo by © Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Young Tree Climber Telipogon [Guila, Costa Rican slang for young gofers that retrive orchids out of trees]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 3050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, shorter stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying alternate, distichous, elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acute apically, narrwoing belo wintothe base leves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, terete, to 4" [10 cm] long, racemose, successively to 5 flowered inflorescence with triangular, apiculate floral bracts and carrying up to 4, non-resupinate flowers open at any one time.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 17(2): 85. 1987. Dodson & Escobar drawing/photo fide

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