Telipogon immaculatus Christenson 2001 Photo by Eduardo Suarez

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Stig Dalstrom

Full shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Immaculate Telipogon [refers to its not having spots or stripes]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 3100 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching towards the apex stem carrying distichous, evenly spaced, short, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an elongate, erect, terete, wingless, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 987 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; *Icones Orchidaceaerum Peruviarum Plate 871 Bennett & Christeson 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 pg 438 Dodson 2002 photo fide;