Telipogon monteverdensis (J.T.Atwood) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005 Drawing by Atwood and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Monteverde Telipogon [An area of Costa Rica]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests on small twigs at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ephemeral, ovate-oblanceolate, acute, somewhat carinate beneath leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a winged, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single few flowered inflorescence enveloped by bracts.

Synonyms *Stellilabium monteverdense J.T.Atwood 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1395 Atwood 1989 as Stellilabium monteverdense drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium monteverdense; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Stellilabium monteverdense; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Stellilabium monteverdense;