Telipogon hirtzii Dodson & R.Escobar 1989

Side view of Flower photos by Morton Ross and hisOrchid Blog Website


Common Name Hirtz's Telipogon [German Engineer, Orchid Enthusiast and Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northcentral Ecuador in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal or lateral, flattened, narrowly winged, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with ovate, boat-shaped floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 590 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide;