Telipogon storkii Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930
Inflorescence Photos by © Bogarin/Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR
Common Name Stork's Telipogon [American original collector of species 1900's]
Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]
Found in Costa Rica in cloud, oak, and dwarf forests as well as in paramo at elevations of 1750 to 3200 meters as a small sized, col to cold growing epiphyte with a decumbent, woody stem mostly concealed by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying small, distichous, oblong-elliptic, rugose, coriaceous, mid-nerve dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a terete, sometimes branching, glabrous, arcuate, racemose, 7.4 to 16" [18.5 to 40 cm] long, successively few to 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence.
The first photo is of the variety T storkii var magnificus, occuring at elevations of 1750 to 2300 meters the second and third photo is the normal variety occuring at elevations of 2400 to 3200 meters
Synonyms Telipogon storkii subsp. magnificus Dodson & R.Escobar 1987
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orchid. 10: 101 Amess & Schweeinfurth 1930; Orquideologia 17: 128 Dodson & Escobar 1987 as Telipogon storkii subsp. magnificus; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;