Telipogon marlenae Nauray & A. Galán 2008 Photos by © Nauray and Farfan, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR
Common Name Marlena's Telipogon [Ms. Marena Mamani Solorzano Peruvian Botanist current]
Flower Size 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm]
Found in Peru at elevations of 3400 to 3600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a few, basal, oblanceolate to obovate-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, alate, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, racmose, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acuminate, dorsally carinate floral bract2 to 4 flowers open at any one time
Differs from T tessallatus in the emargiate lip, the trilobed, sharply convex callus and the column with 3 tufts of setae. T hutchinsoni is similar but has a 13 to 15 nerved lip, a cordiform, unlobed callus and a column covered with setae forming a hood. T thomasi has petals and a lip with double marked longitudinal veins, a slightly convex, cordiform callus and the column crowned by setae without differential tufts. Differs form T octavoi which has smaller flowers with an unlobed, tongue-like callus.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *An. Jard. Bot. Madrid 65(1): 85. 2008. .