Telipogon hystrix (Dodson) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005

Drawing by Udo Schaefer for Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Porcupine-Like Telipogon [refers to the column and lips bristles]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in central Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying 5 to 7, deciduous, narrowly obovate, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, erect, slender, slightly flattened, branching above the mid-point, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, 1 to 3 successively, several flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 remote bracts.

Synonyms Dipterostele hystrix (Dodson) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998; *Stellilabium hystrix Dodson 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 496 Dodson 1982 as Stellilabium hystrix drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium hystrix photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 57 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele hysterix; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Stellilabium hystrix photo fide;