Porroglossum teaguei Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Porroglossum SECTION Porroglossum Photo by Ron Hanko and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another View Photo by Patricia Harding

Another aspect Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens

Common Name Teague's Porroglossum [American Botanist 20th century]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on road embankments in Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meters that has an erect, slender, ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, criaceous, subverrucose, narrowly, obovate, subacute leaf that gradually narrows to the elongate petiole, giving rise to a congested, successively few flowered, 5.2 to 8" [13 to 20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with a few widely spaced bracts and tubular, imbricating floral bracts that blooms in the spring and holds the flowers well above the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide;