Telipogon retanarum Dodson & R.Escobar 1987

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

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © L C Vieira

Full Shade Cool LATERSummer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Retanas' Telipogon [Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiasts and Codiscoverers of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations of 1600 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying alternate, distichous, net-like venation, elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, simple, terete, to 6" [15 cm] long, successsively single to 7 flowered inflorescence with triangular, apiculate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 17 #2 pg 114. 1987 Dodson & Escobar drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;