Teagueia portillae Luer 2002 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name Portilla's Teagueia [Ecuadorian Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, acuminate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, loosely few, successively 2 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the middle of the ramicaul and has thin floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination as the photo does not have much detail so please use with caution. I am fairly sure that the species in the photo is a Barbosella.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinnarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok