Telipogon pfavii Schltr. 1921> photo by © Leon Glicenstein

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing by Blanche Ames © and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name Pfav's Telipogon [Swiss Orchid Nurseryman in Costa Rica later 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet forests at elevations around 1850 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ascending to erect rhizome giving rise to an elongate, flexuous, glabrous stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, narrowly oblong, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 8.8" [22 cm] long overall, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence with deltoid, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17(481/485): 143-144. 1921; Orquideología Vol 17 #2 1987 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide