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9 mm Colombia

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Pitter, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Pitter

    Pitter Member

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    At 2100 m flower is 9mm across.
     

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  2. ezluckyfreee

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    Trichoceros sp.
     
  3. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Telipogon sp. ( Stelilabium sp.)
     
  4. ezluckyfreee

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    How can you tell between Trichoceros and Telipogon/Stelilabium?
     
  5. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Good question! Seeing the plant would make it very easy to tell. Trichoceros has sturdy, pseudobulbous plants, Telipogon - delicate fans of leaves.
    But just from the flower- Trichoceros usually has a hollow- ended column ,mimicking the receptive part of the insect, Telipogons/Stelilabium has a hooked viscidium that hooks on to the insects leg.
    This species is (I believe) Telipogon/Stelilabium andinum.
     
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    Thank you!