Telipogon thomasii Dodson & R. Escobar 1989 Photo by Fransisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchids Website

Common Name Thomas' Telipogon [Named for Thomas Dodson, discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte that dies back after blooming and takes a rest until the next growth season so do not throw away until you are sure that it is dead. with a short stem and flattened pseudobulb enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating sheaths carrying a single, apical, narrowly obovate, acute, apiculate leaf that gradually narrows towards the base and is articulated to the leaf sheath. This speecies blooms at any time of the year on a flattened, 4" [10 cm] long, successively singl [sometimes 2] flowered inflorescence with ovate, congested, concave, boat-shaped floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 597 Dodson 1989 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 437 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo good