Telipogon ionopogon Rchb.f. 1876

Side View Photos by C Ron Griesbeck courtesy of Yoshi Nomura and his Not So Green Thumb OrchidPages

Full ShadeWarmColdSummer

Common Name The Violet Colored Beard Telipogon

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found only in southern Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 3000 meters on roadbanks and steep slopes as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a short stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a few elliptic, obtuse, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the summer on an erect, elongate, 4" [10 cm] long, terminal, terete, successively few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 992 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo close; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide