Teagueia anitana L.Jost & A.Shepard 2017

Flower in Alcohol

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Lou Jost

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name Anita's Teagueia [Named after Anita Zabludowicz, of London, England who has more than two decades of history supporting philanthropic activities through the Zabludowicz Collection of fine art. Through the World Land Trust, Anita Zabludowicz has helped Fundacion EcoMinga purchase and protect montane cloud forests containing new and endemic orchid species. current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Tungerahua province of Ecuador in montane cloud forest in deep moss at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, long repent terrestrial with slender ramicauls consisting of two equal segments, each enclosed by thin, ribbed, loosely imbricating, apiculate, persistent, verrucose sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lightly to heavily verrucose, broadly elliptical, obtuse, the blade gradually narrowing into a slender petiolate base leaf that blooms at least in the fall on a loose, erect, strict, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, up to 30 cm long, including the peduncle 79 cm long with imbricating apiculate sheaths successive distantly many-flowered inflorescence with thin, imbricating, with sparse purple warts, apiculate, floral bracts

" This species is most similar to T. cymbisepala but differs in the following traits: verrucose rather than smooth leaves; lip oblong, flat, and slightly constricted near the middle rather than rhomboid and thickened along the edges; and lateral sepals connate for only about half their length rather than completely connate.." Jost & Shepard 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 271 Jost & Shepard 2017 photo/drawing fide;