Telipogon karsteae Dodson & Ed. Sánchez 2004 Photo by © Eduardo Sanchez

Common Name Elizabeth Karste's Telipogon [ Ecuadorian Wife of the Author current]

Flower Size 1.28" [3.2 cm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador at elevations around 2700 to 3100 meters as a large sized, cold growing, caulescent terrestrial with an elongate stem branching below the inflorescence giving rise to small flattened pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 leaves and carrying a single, apical, thick, triangular-ovate, mucronulate, carinate below, margins revoluate leaves that blooms , on an apical, elongate, to 4" [10 cm] long, terete, successively few flowered inflorescence with ovate, naot carinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; *Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 Dodson & Hirtz photo fide;