Telipogon machupicchuensis Nauray & Christenson 2003 TYPE Photo by Norma Salinas


Common Name The Machu Picchu Telipogon [Refers to the location of the Orchid]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the sanctuary of Machu Picch Peru near Cusco at elevations around 3400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, scramblingf terrestrial with a leafy throughout, rooting towards the base stem carrying elliptic-ovate, acute leaves taht blooms in the late spring on slender, erect, terete, peduncle 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 triangular basally clasping bracts, peduncle and rachis 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long overall, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 72 # 9 Nauray & Christenson 2003 photo/drawing fide;