Telipogon intis Braas 1981 Photo by Patricia Harding

Inflorescence Photo by Ellis Eyre

Full Shade Cold Winter SpringSummer Fall

Common Name

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in wet, cold cloud forests at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized cold growing epiphyte with branching stems carrying 3 to 5 imbricating, conduplicate sheaths with the uppermost leafbearing, articulated to the single oblancolate, acute to obtuse, fleshy, mid vein carinate leaf that blooms at any time of the year on and axillary, elongating, flattened above, successively 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with an ovate-triangular bract.

I am not convinced of this determination and await more references. Differs from Icones in having vertical and lateral stripes


References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0189 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo as T sp pg 351 fide