Telipogon puruantensis Dodson & R.Escobar 1998 Photo by Fransisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchids Website

Another Flower Color Form Eduardo Sanchez Sanchez

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Common Name The Puruanta Telipogon [A community in Imbabura Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.6" [3.5 cm]

Found in Imbabura province of Ecuador at elevations around 3300 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a flattened stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying coriaceous, narrowly obovate, apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal to lateral, terete, racemose, peduncle to 1" [2.5 cm] long, 1 internode, to .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004;