Telipogon nirii Ackerman 2004 Photo by Donald D Dod

Another Flower Photo by Mark Nir

Full Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name Nir's Telipogon [American Botanist current]

Flower Size minute

Found in Dominican Republic and Haiti in wet montane broadleafed forests on trees overhanging rivers at elevations around 1200 to 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rhizomatous, short stem envveloped by persistent leaf bases and carrying 1 to 2, coriaceous, elliptic, cuspidate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, ancipitous, triquetrous, peduncle with abruptly divergent, ovate, acute bracts, to .2" [5 mm] long overall, sparsely 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with abruptly divergent, ovate, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana Vol 4 #1 48-49 Ackerman 2004 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 as Stellilabium minutiflorus photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Stellilabium minutiflorum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;