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Telipogon bowmanii

Telipogon bowmanii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Telipogoninae
Genus: Telipogon
Species: Tp. bowmanii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Telipogon bowmanii
Rchb.f 1876


Telipogon bowmanii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Telipogon.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with four to five 4.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the cloud forest of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia around elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are difficult to grow in cultivation. They require shady and cool conditions. Plants require high air circulation to prevent fungal rot and constant misting. Plants require frequent waterings. Plants can be grown in sphagnum moss or mounted. Do not allow potting media to ever dry.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Bowman's Telipogon

SynonymsEdit

  1. Telipogon vargasii C. Schweinf. 1946

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