Telipogon morganiae (Dodson) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005

Photo by © Alexander Hirtz


Drawing by © Megahee/Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundtation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Morgan's Telipogon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in central Ecuador in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying 3 to 5, deciduous, narrowly ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect, terminal, flattened, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, successively single, several flowered, racemose inflorescence with 3 to 4 remote bracts.

Synonyms Dipterostele morganiae (Dodson) Braas & Lückel 1982; *Stellilabium morganiae Dodson 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 335 Dodson 1980 as Stellilabium morganiae drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 58 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele morganae; ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide;