Telipogon stinae Dodson & Dalström 1984 Photo by © Amazonia Ecuador Travel and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shadeCold LATE SpringTHROUGH Summer

Common Name Cristina's Telipogon [Ms Udd Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.6" [3.5 cm]

Found in Loja province of southern Ecuador in upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped by imbricating distichous leaf bases and carrying narrowly oblong-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an axillary, narrowly winged to trilate, to 4" [10 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

Similar to T tessallatus but differs in the pubescent, fingerlike callus which is free from both the lip and the column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 994 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo not?; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004