Teagueia kostoglouana L.Jost & Shepard 2017

TYPE Drawing

Comparison photo of flowers between T kostoglouana and T sanchezii

Photos/TYPE Drawing by Lou Jost

Full shade Cold Summer Fall

Common Name Kostoglou's Teagueia [Dr. Katerina Kostoglou, London cancer researcher, at the request of Martin Travis, also of London. Martin helped the Ecuadorian NGO, Fundacion EcoMinga, purchase and protect unique montane cloud forests containing new and endemic orchid species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Tungerahua province of Ecuador in montane cloud forest in deep moss at elevations of 2900 to 3400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, long repent terrestrial with slender ramicauls consisting of two equal segments, each enclosed by a thin, gray, ribbed, loosely imbricating, apiculate, sparsely verrucose persistent sheath, the warts mainly near the top of the sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, verrucose, elliptical, the blade apex with a small mucronate sinus, base gradually narrowing into a slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a loose, more or less erect, strict, arising from the apex of the ramicaul, up to 10" [25 cm] long, including the peduncle 1 to 2.4" [2.5 to 6.0 cm] long, sparsely verruculose, provided with imbricating apiculate sheaths, successively few , distantly many-flowered inflorescence with thin, sparsely verrucose, imbricating, apiculate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is most similar to T sancheziae but is distinguished from all other described species by the combination of long nearly straight column more than 40% as long as the dorsal sepal, and the disc of the lip more than 50% as long as the dorsal sepal and reflexed more than 130. All other species have proportionally much shorter or sigmoid columns, and have lip discs proportionately shorter or less reflexed." Jost & Shepard 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as T sp #4037 photo fide; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 263 Jost & Shepard 2017 photo/drawing fide;