Telipogon andicola Rchb.f 1855 SECTION Brevicaules SUBSECTION Alatiscapi Braas 1994

Another Flower angle Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by The Journal of the Canadian Orchid Congress

Another Flower

Lip Detail Photos by Pieter Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower? Hairs on lip too long?

Plant and Flower in situ Ecuador Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

Part ShadeColdWinter LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Andes Residing Telipogon

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 2900 to 3500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem that basally branches with age carrying disitichous, imbricating basally oblong-obovate, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms on a 3 winged, triangular in cross section 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence occuring in the winter through late spring. This species dies back after blooming and rests until the next growth season starts so do not throw out it may not be dead.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 T polyrrhizus; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as T caucanus; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as T ecuadorensis; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 984 Dodson 1984 drawing fide to Jay's photos; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum SERIES II Plate 587 Dodson 1989 as Telipogon dendriticus drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum SERIES II Plate 588 Dodson 1989 as Telipogon ecuadorensis drawing fide to photos by Pieter; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo 2nd and 3rd photo does not match photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 as T dendriticus photo not; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 as T ecuadorensis photo not; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 as T polyrrhiza photo not; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing as T dendriticus fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing as T ecuadoriensis fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo;

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