!Telipogon nervosus (L.) Druce 1917 SECTION Telipogon SUBSECTION Telipogon Photo by Fabian A. Michelangeli

Another Flower Photo by Andreas Philipp

Another Flower Photo by Arturo Carillo


Common Name The Nerved Telipogon

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in paramo at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a suberect to rambling stem carrying fleshy and fairly rigid, rugose but shiny above, duller beneath, shortly mucronate apically leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, slender, light green, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with the lower flowers opening first .

Synonyms Telipogon angustifolius Kunth 1816; Telipogon steyermarkii Foldats 1968; *Tradescantia nervosa L. 1771

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville and Garay 1972 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol IV COS 1992 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drwaing good/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 T angustifolius photo ok;