Telipogon monticola L.O.Williams 1970

Lip Detail

Different color flower Photos by Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Website

Full ShadeCold LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Montane Living Telipogon

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in boggy depressions at elevations around 2275 to 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a trailing to repent, apex upturned, elongate stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying fleshy, distichous, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, apiculate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary to subterminal, slender, to 12" [30 cm] long, laxly 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, cucullate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fieldiana, Bot. 32(12): 202-204, f. 4. 1970. drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 17 #2 1987 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;