Telipogon ionopogon

Telipogon ionopogon

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

Telipogon ionopogon is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Telipogon.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single 3.5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing on steep slopes in Southern Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 3000 meters.


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 Violet Colored Beard Telipogon

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