Teagueia sancheziae Luer & L.Jost 2000

Photo by Lou Jost

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

Common Name Sanchez's Teagueia [Carmen Sanchez, Ecuadorian co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Tungurahua province of Ecuador at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, long-repent epiphyte with ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, verrucose, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thickly coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a strict, arising from the apex of the ramiucal, suberect to horizontal, loose, to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successivewly few flowered inflorescence with oblique acute, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the long-repent rhizome with verrucose sheaths, short, ascending ramicauls , broadly elliptical, or suborbicular, and obtuse with shortly acuminate tips, the lateral are obliquw and semiconnate and the lip is oblong aand concave witha sharply defined cavity above the middle." Luer 2000


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 261 - 278 Jost & Shepard 2017 photo fide;