Telipogon lankesteri Ames 1923

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadewarmFall

Common Name Lankester's Telipogon [American Orchid Enthusiast in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Colombia on thin branches of slender trees at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect to spreading stems carrying deciduous leaves that are not present at the fall blooming on several elongating, to 8" [20 cm] long, branching, each branch many flowered inflorescence with flowers that have about .2 to .25" [5 to 8 mm] between each flower.

Synonyms Dipterostele lankesteri (Ames) Garay & G.A. Romero 1998; Stellilabium lankesteri (Ames) Dressler 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orch. 3: 23. 1923; Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 57 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele lankesteri; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Stellilabium lankesteri; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 drawing/photo fide;