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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Imbabura province of 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, as long to just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"The white, red-striped, long-tailed sepals and petals are distinctive. "luer 1990

Synonyms *Platystele teaguei Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Systematics of Platystele Luer 1990 as Platystele teaguei drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991;

Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide;

* Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007;

Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide