Telipogon standleyi Ames 1925

Another Flower Photos by Nauray and Farfan, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name Standley's Telipogon [American Botanist in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica on shady lower thin branches on mossy trees in wet montane oak forests at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with complanate, ascending stems carrying several, crowded, basal, sub-rosulate, narrowly lanceolate, acute, fleshy, more or less erect leaves and a few scale like leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, branching, alatae, strongly flattened, succesively single, loosely several [6] flowered inflorescence with scale-like, triangular floral bracts

Similar to T lankesteri but striking different in being a smaller plant that has leaves at blooming and has much shorter glandular hairs on the column

CAUTION I am not convinced that the orchid proffered by Nauray and Farfan is the actual T standleyi so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orch. 9: 53-55, f. 9. 1925 drawing not; Harvard Pap. Bot. 3(1): 58. 1998 as Dipterostel standleyi; Brittonia 14(4): 446. 1962 as Stellilabium standleyi; Icones Orchidacearaum Plate 696 Hagsater, Salazar & Soto 2002 drawing not see Telipogon sp Costa Rica for a closer match