Telipogon obovatus Lindl.1847 Photos by © Francisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchids Website
Common Name The Obovate Telipogon
Found in Ecuador and Peru? in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem enveloped by imbricate leaf bases carrying 3 to 5, obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a 3-winged, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with boat-shaped floral bracts.
Synonyms Telipogon pachyhybos Schltr. 1921
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 592 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as T barbatus photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo maybe; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2004 page 437 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004