Telipogon tabanensis Dodson & R.Escobar 1993 TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson

Common Name The Tabano Telipogon [refers to the paramo El Tabano in Narino near the Laguna de la Cocha]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Cauca and Narino departments of Colombia at elevations around 2800 to 3250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte with an erect, basally branching, short stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths carrying narrowly obovate, acute apically, apiculate, narrowing towards the base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, peduncle to 6" [15 cm] long, flattened, to 6.8" [17 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate, tight, concave, much shorter than the 3 winged pedicel, boat-shaped floral bracts carrying flowers that are yelloow with red brown veins reaching 2/3's of the way to the margin and with very numerous red brown reticulations between the veins, the column, callus, and spines are all red brown.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing fide;