Telipogon penningtonii Dodson & R.Escobar 1989 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name Pennington's Telipogon [American Co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short, flattened stem carrying distichous, imbricating, coriaceous, ovate, apiculate, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal or lateral, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, terete few flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular floral bracts

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination. It is very close but differs only in the hairs at the base of the lip around the column.

Synonyms Anathallis acuminata (Kunth) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Anathallis asperilinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Anathallis brittonii (Rolfe) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Anathallis racemosa Barb. Rodr. 1877; *Dendrobium acuminatum Kunth 1816; Humboldtia acuminata (Kunth) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia aurea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia acuminata (Kunth) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia asperilinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia aurea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis asperilinguis Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854; Pleurothallis aurea Lindl. 1843; Pleurothallis aurea var. asperlinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Foldat 1959; Pleurothallis brittonii Rolfe 1907; Pleurothallis nigro-hirsuta Kraenzl. 1905; Pleurothallis ochroleuca Schltr. 1920; Pleurothallis racemosa (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Specklinia acuminata (Kunth) Lindl. 1835; Specklinia asperillinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 594 Dodson 1989 drawing not; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo not; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo okish

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