Telipogon obovatus Lindl.1847 Photos by Francisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchids Website


Common Name The Obovate Telipogon

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru? in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem enveloped by imbricate leaf bases carrying 3 to 5, obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a 3-winged, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with boat-shaped floral bracts.

Synonyms Telipogon pachyhybos Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 592 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as T barbatus photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo maybe; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2004 page 437 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004