Teagueia tentaculata Luer & Hirtz 1991 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle

Common Name The Tentacled Teagueia [Refers to the long tails of the sepals]

Flower Size 1/4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2400 meters in cloud forests as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an ascending, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, imbricating sheaths and carries a single, apical, thinly coriaceous, erect, elliptical, acute, acuminate leaf with the base acuminate into the petiole. This species blooms in the winter on an suberect, subdense, distichous, 4 2/5" [11 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the middle of the ramicaul and having a thin floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide