Telipogon vulcanicus Dodson & Hirtz 2004 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Deep Shade Cold

Common Name The Volcanic Telipogon [refers to its occruing on the volcano Tungurahua within Ecuador]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Tungurahua province of Ecuador at elevations around 2600 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to inconspicuous pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apical, thick, elliptic-oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms on a lateral from the axils of the upper sheaths, peduncle triangular, to 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with navicular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 Dodson & Hirtz photo fide;