Telipogon medusae Dressler 2006

Lip Detail Photos by Maduro & Olmos and The Epidendra Website

Full ShadeCold LATE Spring EARLYFall

Common Name Medusa's Telipogon [Refers to the bristles on the column akin to Medusa's snaky hair]

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with 3 to 10, oblanceolate to oblanceolate-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on a terminal or axillary, 9.2 to 18.4" [23 to 46 cm] long, successively few to many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *J. Orchideenfreund 13(3): 211-213. 2006 Dressler Photo drawing fide