Teagueia jostii Luer 2000 Photo by Lou Jost

Inflorescence and flower size Photo by Tobias Policha and The Tobias Travels Blog

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

Common Name Jost's Teagueia [American Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tungurahua province of Ecuador at elevations of 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, verrucose, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thickly coriaceous, broadly elliptic, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a strict, suberect to horizontal, 6" [15 cm] long including the 2.4" [6 cm] long peduncle, remotely successively several flowered inflorecescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has a oblique, acute, verrucose 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;