Telipogon roberti N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005 Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Herbarium JBL Website

Common NameRobert's Telipogon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem enveloped by imbricate, distichous foliaceous sheaths carrying 5 to 9, fleshy, not deciduous, distichous, narrowly ovate, acuminate, violet green leaves that blooms in the late winter on an axillary, branched, terete, 4" [10 cm] long, successively single [on each branch] many flowered inflorescence with approximate, triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Dipterostele vasquezii (Dodson) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998; *Stellilabium vasquezii Dodson 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 593 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 as Stellilabium vasquezii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Stellilabium vasquezii