Telipogon jucusbambae Dodson & R.Escobar 1998 Photo by Marcos Salas and Telipogon jucusbambae Orchidaceae the rediscovery of a marvelous Telipogon from Peru by Carlos Martel & Marcos Salas

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson


Common Name The Jucusbamba Telipogon [A town in San Martin Department of Peru where the orchid was discovered]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northern and central Peru in cloud forests at eleavtions of 2800 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, subcaulescent epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by imbricate, distichous leaf sheaths carrying coriaceous, elliptic, acute, apiculategradually narrowing below into the conduplicate articulate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter,on a terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, peduncle to 11.2" [28 cm] long, terete, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with boat-shaped, ovate, keeled on the back, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with green with a purple red flush basally, purple red petals with green margins a purple red lip with a green margin and a purple red column.

Similar to T tungurahuae but T jucusbamba differs in the larger flowers witha convex lip that has a swollen hirsute callus in the central portion of the lip and has a 3 winged pedicelate ovary.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing fide;