Pleurothallis teaguei Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Leaf And Flower

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Another Clone, collected by Teague himself Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt,

Common Name Teague's Pleurothallis [American Botanist]

Flower Size 1/2"+ [1.25 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 750 to 1550 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close tubular sheaths and another on the middle third and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to spreading, coriaceous, cordate-ovate, acute, basally sessile and deeply cordate leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of successive single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe and holding the flower close against the leaf base..

Synonyms Acronia teaguei (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos teaguei (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia teaguei; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo as Acronia teaguei; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo fide;

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