Telipogon pulcher Rchb. f. 1877 Photo courtesy of Dale Borders

Common Name The Beautiful Telipogon

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2000 meters in cloud forests as a miniature, cold growing epiphyte that dies back after blooming till the next growth season, so do not throw away until you are sure that it is dead, with an erect, slender stem carrying fleshy, spreading, elliptic, acute, rugose above, revolute, two ranked leaves that are conduplicate to the leaf sheaths that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 10" [25 cm] long, one or two flowered, racemose inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo close; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo not; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo as Tel sp pg 352 fide

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