Teagueia cymbisepala Luer & L.Jost 2000

Comparison between T beverlysacklerae & T cymbisepala

Photos by Lou Jost

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Boat Shaped Teagueia [refers to the synsepal]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thickly coriaceous, broadly elliptic, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a strict, more or less horizontal, to 10" [25 cm] long including the 4 to 6.4" [10 to 16 cm] long peduncle, distantly successively several flowered inflorecescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has a oblique, acute, thin floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 17(2): Jost & Shepard 2017 photo fide;