Teagueia phasmida ( Luer & R.Escobar ) Luer 2007

Photo by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing of Platystele phasmida

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Stick Bug-Like Teagueia

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

Found in Antioquia department of 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.

"Distinguished by the extremely narrow, pubescent sepals and the pubescent lip." Luer 1990

Synonyms *Platystele phasmida Luer & R.Escobar 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Orquideologia Vol 16 #3 1986 as Platystele phasmida drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Systematics of Platystele Luer 1990 as Platystele phasmida drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as Platystele phasmida photo fide;

* Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007;

AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide;

Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide