Teagueia phasmida ( Luer & R.Escobar ) Luer 2007 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Stick Bug-Like Teagueia

Flower Size .2" x 1.2" [5 mm x 3 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2400 to 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin, ribbed, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse to rounded apically, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, cuneate, petiolate, base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long including the 3.2" [8 cm] long peduncle, loosely several, successively flowered, racemose inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with 2 to 4 flowers open at any one time and has thin floral bracts.

Synonyms *Platystele phasmida Luer & R.Escobar 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Platystele Vol 7 1990 as Platystele phasmida drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as Platystele phasmida photo fide; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------