Telipogon lueri Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989

Drawing by Pastorelli , Bennett & Dodson

Common Name Luer's Telipogon [American Pleurothallidinae expert current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Amazonas and Huanuco departments of Peru in wet cloud forests on steep slopes in deep moss at elevations around 2700 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short creeping stem enveloped by several, distichous, imbricating, articulated foliar sheaths carrying oblong-elliptic, acute, dark green, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leave that blooms at any time of the year on maturing growths on a terminal, longer than the leaves, peduncle terete below and winged above, to 2" [5 cm] long, racemose, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with subascending, ovate, acuminate, inflated floral bracts and carrying flowers with golden yellow sepals with brown colored lateral veins, the petals and lip golden yellow with brown veins, the lip base reddish tan with dense short reddish tan pubescence..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 190 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 57 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele lueri