Telipogon vollesii Dodson & R.Escobar 1993 Photo by Alberto Guerrerro Castillo and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Barbara Culbertson

Common Name Volles' Telipogon [German Orchid Botanist Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and nothern Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leaf sheaths carrying narrowly obovate, acute apically, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter and again in the summer on 1 to 2, terminal, erect, peduncle to 1.6" [2 cm] long, flattened, to 2" [5 cm] long overall, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 5 flwoered inflorescence with ovate, tight, concave, much shorter than the 3 winged pedicel, boat-shaped floral bracts and carrying flowers that are tan-yellow fading to white in the lower 1/3rd of each segment with broad, red-brown veins and very numerous red-brown reticulation between the veins, a purple-red column and purple red, if present spines

CAUTION, I am not happy with the photograph above so please use with caution, but the type drawing is absolutely correct.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 pg 436 photo close