Telipogon ospinae Dodson & R.Escobar 1993 TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson


Common Name Ospina's Telipogon [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of the type died 2018]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2550 meters as a small to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy throughout, branching below the inflorescence, flattened stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths carrying oblong, obtuse apically, carinate beneath, slightly revolute margins, narrowing towards the base, subcordate basally leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, elongate, to 12" [30 cm] long, several noded, terete, successively to 5, several flowered inflorescence with ovate, shallowly carinate floral bracts carrying flowers with green sepals with 2 veins on each side, reddish, the midvein green, 5 veins total, petals and lip yellow green to pinkish with dark red veining and occasional reticulations between the veins in the lower half, base of the lip and column red-brown.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing fide;