Telipogon diabolicus

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Telipogon diabolicus
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Painted by Emmanuel Laverde, Telipogon diabolicus
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T. diabolicus
Binomial name
Telipogon diabolicus
Kolan., Szlach. & Medina Tr., 2016

Telipogon diabolicus is a species of orchid in the genus Telipogon. Only a single population of 30 plants are known to exist, on the border between the Putumayo and Nariño departments of southern Colombia.[2][1] Accordingly, it is classed as "critically endangered" in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List.[1]

The name diabolicus refers to the way its wine-red or maroon gynostemium looks like the head of the devil.[1]

Adult plants are 5.5–9 cm tall.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Kolanowska, Marta; Szlachetko, Dariusz L.; Medina Trejo, Ramiro (2016). "Telipogon diabolicus (Orchidaceae, Oncidiinae), a new species from southern Colombia". PhytoKeys. 65: 113–124. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.65.8674. ISSN 1314-2003.
  2. ^ a b Dasgupta, Shreya (12 July 2016). "New orchid discovered in Colombia is critically endangered". Mongabay. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

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