Telipogon vieirae Dodson & R.Escobar 1993

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson

Full shadeCool Cold SummerFall Winter

Common Name Viera's Telipogon [Sr. Luis Carlos Viera Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing caespitose epiphyte with a short, erect, leafy throughout stem enveloped by distichous, imbricating, conduplicate leaf sheaths carrying elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a terminal, erect, terete, peduncel with 1 internode, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single to 4 flowered inflorescence with triangular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo Fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide