Telipogon phalaenopsis Braas 1981 Photo by Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Moth-Like Telipogon

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Peru in very cold, wet cloud forests at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an approximate stem and inconspicuous, oblong, flattened pseudobulbs carrying narrowly elliptic, acuminate, conduplicate, cuneate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basally slender, dilated above, raceme may have a single lateral branch, successively single, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by 4 to 6, ovate, acuminate, keeled bracts

Synonyms Telipogon cuscoensis Nauray & Christenson 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 192 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 #9 2003 as T cuscoensis photo/drawing fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not =?