Telipogon hausmannianus

Telipogon hausmannianus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Telipogoninae
Genus: Telipogon
Species: Tp. hausmannianus
Binomial name
Telipogon hausmannianus
Rchb.f. 1861

Telipogon hausmannianus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Telipogon.


Plant blooms in the spring and fall with a single 5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2300 to 3000 meters


Plants are difficult to grow in cultivation because of their difficulty in estabilishment. 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. Plant dies back after blooming and then starts growing again at the next growing season.


Common Names: Hausmann's Telipogon


  1. Telipogon croesus Rchb.f. 1876
  2. Telipogon hausmannii Rchb.f. 1876

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