Telipogon rhombipetalus C.Schweinf. 1946 TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Common Name The Rhombic Petal Telipogon

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Cajamarca Peru in moss on large branch over stream at elevations around 2625 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a decumbent, somewhat branching, leafy stem carrying lanceolate-oblong to oblong-elliptic, acute, shortly apiculate, more or less narrowing below into the sessile, conduplicate, articulate base leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle strict, narrowly two winged, subequaling to somewhat exceeding the leaves, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, rachis .48 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long, 3 flowered inflorescence with spreading, stronglyconduplicate, dorsally carinate, acute floral bracts and carrying yellowish flowers with purple lines near the base


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *AOS Bulletin Vol 15 # 9 1946 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing fide;