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

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Side View? Photos by C Ron Griesbeck courtesy of Yoshi Nomura and his Not So Green Thumb OrchidPages

Full ShadeWarmCool Summer

Common Name The Panamanian Telipogon

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in pluvial forests at elevations around 1500 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a few elliptic, obtuse, becoming conduplicate, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the summer on an erect, elongate, 2.4" [6 cm] long, terminal, terete, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION The type drawing is absolutely correect, the photos of the orchid on the other hand most likely are not as it does not have a 19 veined lip nor abundant reticulation between the veins, nor an elongate column with sparse spines only at the top and the bottom. so please use with caution.


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