Telipogon latifolius Kunth 1816

Another Flower in situ in Cundinamarca Colombia 2800 meters, flowering in December

Plant in situ

Specimen Plants in situ

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Through LATE

Common Name or Meaning The Broad-Leafed Telipogon

Flower Size 1 1/4"

Found in Venezuela, central Colombia and Ecuador in dense, damp, mossy, cold cloud forests on vines and small twigs but in locations that are sunny when there is some at elevations of 1800 to 2800 meters just to the north of Bogata' Cundinamarca and blooms in the summer through late fall in Colombia. The plant has a short stem that is branched basally and carries distichous, basally imbricating oblong-obovate, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms on a 2 to 3 flowered, fractiflex apically, inflorescence arising on a new growth that is three winged in cross-section and with conspicuous, lanceolate floral bracts. This species dies back after blooming and takes a rest until the next growth season, so do not throw out until you are certain that it is dead.

Synonyms Telipogon bruchmuelleri Rchb. f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing hmm; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as T bruchmeulleri drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as T bruchmeulleri drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #2 1979 as T wallisii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #2 1979 as T hemimelas photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as T bruchmuelleri drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 988 Dodson 1984 as Telipogon bruchmuelleri drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 993 Dodson 1984 not [Looks like T aureum, which may be the real T latifolius if so this name takes precedence and the photos for T aureum are this species and the photos here are T bruchmuelleri]; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as T bruchmuelleri drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as T bruchmeulleri drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo not?; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo not??;