Telipogon standleyi Ames 19251992 Photo by Eric Hagsater and The Herbario AMO Website

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing by Ames Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name Standley's Telipogon [American Botanist in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica on shady lower thin branches on mossy trees in wet montane oak forests at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with complanate, ascending stems carrying several, crowded, basal, sub-rosulate, narrowly lanceolate, acute, fleshy, more or less erect leaves and a few scale like leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, branching, alatae, strongly flattened, succesively single, loosely several [6] flowered inflorescence with scale-like, triangular floral bracts

Similar to T lankesteri but striking different in being a smaller plant that has leaves at blooming and has much shorter glandular hairs on the column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orch. 9: 53-55, f. 9. 1925 drawing fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 3(1): 58. 1998 as Dipterostele standleyi; Brittonia 14(4): 446. 1962 as Stellilabium standleyi; Icones Orchidacearaum Plate 696 Hagsater, Salazar & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Stellilabium standleyi;