Telipogon mendiolae Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 Photo by Klub Orchidea

Full ShadeCoolColdFall

Common Name Mendiola's Telipogon [Peruvian Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northwestern Peru at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 to 3 leaf-bearing, imbricate sheaths articulate to the narrowly ovate, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, 3 to 5, successively flowered, ancpitous with retrose wings inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0191 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing good; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo as T sp pg 352 fide