Lepanthes telipogoniflora Schuit. & A. de Wilde 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Side View Of Flower

Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Plant and Flower

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing Schuit. & A. de Wilde and THe Epidendra Website

Common Name The Telipogon-Like Lepanthes

Flower Size 1/2" 1.25 cm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia at elevations of 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, lax, .4 to .6 [1 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

"Lepanthes telipogoniflora is easily recognized by the oversized, almost disk-shaped flower, in which the petals and the lip are relatively very small and inconspicuous. The lip is remarkable for the very long tail-like midlobe, which corresponds to the usually microscopically small 'appendix' (Luer, 1986:31) found in most species of Lepanthes." Schuitman. & A. de Wilde

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 Schuit. & A. de Wilde 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;