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Telipogon falcatus

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Telipogoninae
Genus: Telipogon
Species: Tp. falcatus
Binomial name
Telipogon falcatus
Linden & Rchb.f. 1854

Telipogon falcatus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Telipogon.


Found in Colombia at elevations around 2750 meters as a cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the winter.[1]


Plant is found in the montane cloud forest of Colombia


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 Sickle-Shaped Telipogon