Masdevallia teaguei Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Teagueia Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name Teague's Masdevallia [American orchid enthusiast in Ecuador Current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2450 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark green, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below in to the slender, blackish, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, slender, terete, 4.8 to 8.4" [12 to 21 cm] long, congested, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from above the base of the ramicaul with a bract above the base and loose, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Jostia teaguei (Luer) Luer 2000; Masdevallia braasii H.Mohr 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Jostia teaguei drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 as Jostia teaguei drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 as Jostia teaguei drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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