Telipogon seibertii Dodson & R.Escobar 1993 TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson

Full Shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name Seibert's Telipogon [American first Director of Longwood Gardens and Collector of the type died 2000]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem completely enveloped by loose, conduplicate sheaths and carrying a few, narrowly elliptic, acute, acuminate, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terete, to 3.6" [9 cm] long overall, sometimes branched, successively few, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Distinctive characteristics: An almost stemless plant with 7 veined petals, a lip with 15 veins, no reticulation, a collar-like callus that is hispid-spiney and a thin column with white basal spines that become dark towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing fide;