Telipogon semipictus Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl.1920 SECTION Brevicaules SUBSECTION Alatiscapi Braas 1994

Flower Detail Photos by Jay Pfahl

Full ShadeCold Spring

Common Name The Semi-Painted Telipogon

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations of 3200 to 3400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, basally branching stem enveloped completely by narrowing and conduplicate towards the base, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, to 4" [10 cm] long, flattened, successively 3 to 5 in total, 1 to 2 flowered at any one time inflorescence.

Synonyms Telipogon cycloglossus Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:119 Schlechter 1924 as T cycloglossus; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 595 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo fide;