Telipogon portilloi Dodson & R.Escobar 1987

Side View of Flower Photos by © Glicenstein and Rodrigo Escobar The Epidendra Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © L C Vieira

Full Shade Cold Summer

Common Name Portillo's Telipogon [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and Rediscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 5, alternate, distichous, net-like venation, narrowly obovate, acute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal or lateral, branched to simple, terete, to 2" [5 cm] long, successsively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with triangular, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 17 #2 pg 109. 1987 Dodson & Escobar drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;