Telipogon parvulus C.Schweinf. 1937 Photo by Lourens Grobler and The Wikia Website

Side View of Flower Photo by Rodrigo Escobar and The EpidendraWebsite

Full ShadeCool Fall

Common Name The Small Flowered Telipogon

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama in pluvial forests at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying linear to linear-oblong, rounded and apiculate leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, to 2" [5 cm] long, filiform, glabrous, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with a single infundibulbiform spreading bract and similar floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 4(7): 123. 1937 Schweinfurth drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 17 #2 1987 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing fide;