Telipogon leila-alexandrae Braas 1985

Another Color Form

Photos by Rodrigo Escobar

Common Name Leila Alexandra's Telipogon

Flower Size 1.25" [3.1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in pluvial and oak forests at elevations of 2400 to 3300 meters as a mini-mniniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect stems carrying oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a terminal, 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 17 #2 1987 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide;