Telipogon setosus Ames 1938 Photo by © R Escobar and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name The Very Bristly Telipogon

Flower Size .84 to .92" [2.1 to 2.3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in oak forests at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, to 4 to 5.4" [10 to 13.5 cm] long, successively 2, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, yellow flowers with garnet colored veins narrower on the petals wider on the lip and the column and bristles wine red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 6: 28 Ames 1938 drawing fide; Orquideología Vol 17 #2 pg 119 1987 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;