Telipogon klotzscheanus Rchb.f. 1850

Lip & Column angle Photos by Jose David LaCruz Mora


Common Name or Meaning Klotzsch's Telipogon [Botanical Garden Director in Germany 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia in very damp, cloud forests at elevations above 2000 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an ascending leafy stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bearinmg sheaths and carrying greyish green, fleshy, sulcate carinate midvein, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, flexuous, green, terete 8" [20 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide