Teagueia beverlysacklerae L Jost & A Shepard 2017

TYPE Drawing

Comparison between T beverlysacklerae & T cymbisepala

Photos/TYPE Drawing by Lou Jost

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name Beverly Sackler's Teagueia [Named after Beverly Sackler, at the request of her son Dr. Richard Sackler of Austin, TX, USA. Through the World Land Trust, Dr. Sackler has helped Fundacion EcoMinga purchase and protect montane cloud forests containing new and endemic orchid species current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Tungerahua province of Ecuador in montane cloud forest in deep moss at elevations around 3400 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 sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, broadly elliptical, obtuse, the blade gradually narrowing below into a slender petiolate base leaf that blooms at least in the spring on a loose, erect, strict, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, up to 4.8" [12 cm] long overall , including the peduncle 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, with imbricating long-apiculate sheaths, successively few, distantly many-flowered inflorescence with thin, looselyimbricating, long-apiculate, sparsely verrucose floral bracts

"Similar to small specimens of T. cymbisepala but distinguished by the two large hemispherical calli basal to the orifice on the disc of the lip, margin of the disc not thickened, and the side lobes of the lip forming a broad flat high collar behind the anther hood of the column." Jost & Shepard 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 269 Jost & Shepard 2017 photo/drawing fide;