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 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, suberect to horizontal, loose, to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successivewly few flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramiucal with oblique acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinnarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 261 - 278 Jost & Shepard 2017 photo fide;