Teagueia teaguei (Luer) Luer 1991 Photo by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Common Name Teague's Teagueia [American Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 3000 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, ribbed, imbricate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a erect, loose, subsecund, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 4, several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramiucal with thin floral bracts.

Synonyms *Platystele teaguei Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinnarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide