Telipogon pseudobulbosus (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005

Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Common Name The Pseudobulb Telipogon [Refers to this species having a pseudobulb which is not the norm for the genus]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a subglobose pseudobulb enveloped basally by 2 pairs of imbricating, basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, acute, marmorate leaf that blooms in the fall after the pseudobulbs mature on a lateral, subcapitate, racemose, peduncle terete, with 2 ovate, acute bracts, [3.1 cm] long ovarall, rachis compressed, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, floral bracts and carrying flat spreading flowers with a greenish tinteed lightly with purple, laterals greenish with a violet colored vein, lime green petals with a violet vein, the lip lime green with 5 purplish violet veins, a semi-opaque white callus, a green column and a lime green anther.

Synonyms Stellilabium pseudobulbosum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 585 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as Stellilabium pseudobulbosum drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Stellilabium pseudobulbosum