Restrepia teaguei Luer 1980 A href="restrepia.htm#sec2">Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Teague's Restrepia [named after Walter Teague, a well known orchid explorer from San Francisco, CA. current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of southeastern Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls completely enveloped by 4 to 8, thin, whitish, compressed, loose, oblique, imbricate, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, round, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising on the back of the leaf, held in a fascile of 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Distinguished by the small habit, brightly multi-colored, medium sized flowers, a spindle-shaped synsepal noticeably narrowled to an acute apex, and an oblong, essentially glabrous lip The closely allied Restrepia condorensis is distinguished by larger flowers and a pandurate lip with fringed margins." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytologia 46: 384 Luer 1980; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of the Pleurothallidinae Vol 1 1986 drawing/photo fide; ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo;