Telipogon costaricensis

Telipogon costaricensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Telipogoninae
Genus: Telipogon
Species: Tp. costaricensis
Binomial name
Telipogon costaricensis
Schltr. 1911

Telipogon costaricensis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Telipogon.


Plant blooms at any season with four to twelve 4 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Costa Rica at elevations of 2500 to 3300 meter


Plants are difficult to grow in cultivation because of their difficulty in establishment. They require shade and cool to intermediate temperatures depending on the species. Plants require high air circulation to prevent fungal rot and constant misting. Water twice a week during the winter and heavily mist during the summer. Plants can be grown in sphagnum moss but are usually mounted. When mounting keep the plant loose on the slab as they do not like their roots bounded. Keep humidity high.


Common Names: The Costa Rican Telipogon


  1. Telipogon buenavistae Kraenzl. 1920

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