Telipogon tayacajaensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001


Photos by R E Repasky and The Atrium Biodiversity Information System Website

Full Shade Cold Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Tayacaja Telipogon [A Province of Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Tayacaja department of Peru in deep sphagnum banks cold wet cloud forests at elevations of 3000 to 3300 meters as an erect, small to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with an elongate to 3'4" [1 meter] long, rarely branching stem enveloped almost completely by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying lanceolate, acute, recurved, cilolate margined, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall through early winter on one to several, terminal, flexous, wiry, to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, successively 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with several, distant lepanthiform sheaths and subsimilar floral bracts and carrying cupped flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum Peruviarum plate 788 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014