Telipogon hutchisonii C.H.Dodson & D.E.Bennett 1989

Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower with stripes and bars

Photo by Eduardo Sanchez Sanchez

TYPE Drawing

TYPE by Dodson & Bennett

Part ShadeColdFall through Spring

Common Name Hutchison's Telipogon [American Collector in Peru later 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2700 to 3250 meters in cold, wet cloud forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by several, imbricating basally clasping leaf-bearing sheaths and terminating in an elliptoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical erect, oblong-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on and erect, basal, axillary, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively, 5 to 6 flowered, angular inflorescence

I am not convinced with these determinations so take caution, the type drawing is absolutely correct

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0188 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing close; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide to the second photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo close; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #3 2015 drawing fide;