Telipogon octavioi Dodson & R.Escobar 1993

Plant and flowers in situ Ecuador Photos by Fransisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchids Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson

Common Name Octavio's Telipogon [Sr Octavio Ospina Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and northeastern Ecuador at elevations around 3000 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths carrying narrowly obovate, acute apically, apiculate, narrowing towards the base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, to 2" [5 cm] long overall, flattened,successively 1 to 2, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, congested, concave, shorter than the 3 winged pedicel, boat-shaped, floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 photo/drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo fide;