Telipogon santiagocastroviejoi Nauray, A. Galán & R. Farfán 2008

Photos by © Nauray and Farfan, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeColdFall

Common Name Santiago Castroviejo's Telipogon [Peruvian Botanist current]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2700 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose, cold growing epiphyte with a few, basal, oblanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on a compressed, alate, recurved, to 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, racmose, successively single, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acuminate, dorsally carinate floral bract and carrying a single, normally resupinate flower open at any one time.

"Telipogon santiagocastroviejoi is distinguished by the petals and lip colored with veins reticulated, thicker towards the margin, the transverse petals, and the callus sagittate-cordiform, convex, and narrow toward the apex. It is similar to the other sympatric species T. tessellatus Lindl. , T.jimburensis Dodson & R. Escobar, and T. thomasii Dodson & R. Escobar, but differs in the different characters of the petals, lip, callus, and column. In T. tessellatus, the petals are elliptic not transverse, and the callus is pad shaped. According to Dodson &Dodson (1989), T. jimburensis has the petals broadly elliptic, 13-nerved, the callus trilobed, and the column with an apicule extended below the stigma. Telipogon thomasii has the petals and the lip with double marked longitudinal veins, the callus broadly cordiform, and the column larger than T. santiagocastroviejoi. Furthermore, in T. santiagocastroviejoi, the bristles (related to the column) are longer than in T. jimburensis and T. thomasii." William Nauray Huari1 & Antonio Galán de Mera 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; * Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 65: 90 Ten new species of Telipogon (Orchidaceae, Oncidiinae)from southern Peru William Nauray Huari1 & Antonio Galán de Mera 2008 photo/drawing fide; . Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Tel sp pg 353 fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide; . .