Telipogon sanchezii Dodson & Hirtz 2004

Photoby Alexander Hirtz

Common Name Sanchez's Telipogon

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an elongate, branching near the apex stem enveloped completely by imbricating sheaths carrying elliptical, acute, basally narrowing intothe sheath below, apiulcate leaves that blooms on a terminal, terete, peduncle to 4.8" [12 cm] long, 7.2" [18 cm] long overall, successively 1 to 3, to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide;