Telipogon obovatus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Telipogon.
DescriptionEditThe species was first described in Edwards's Botanical Register 33: t. 27. 1847. (Edwards's Bot. Reg.).
Plant is found in the cloud forest of Peru and Ecuador at 2400 to 3450 meters in elevation.
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.
Common Names: The inverse flowering Telipogon
- Telipogon pachyhybos Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 104 (1921).