Telipogon mesotropicalis Nauray & A. Galán 2008 Photos by © Nauray and Mamani, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeColdFall Spring

Common Name The Mesotropical Telipogon [refers to the zone in the eastern Andes where the orchid occurs]

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2700 to 2900 meters as a small sized, caulescent, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a leafy throughout stem carrying a few, ovate-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a cylindric, flexuous, to 2" [5 cm] long, racmose, successively single, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acuminate floral bract and carrying a single flower open at any one time


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *An. Jard. Bot. Madrid 65(1): 88. 2008; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo as T sp pg 353 fide