Teagueia alyssana 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 Alyssa's Teagueia [Ms Roberts American Orchid Enthusiast and sponsor of Louis Jost's work in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Tungurahua province of Ecuador at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold, long repent growing epiphyte with ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thickly coriaceous, pusticulate, broadly ovate, obtuse, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, distantly successively 2 to 3, few flowered inflorecescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has a oblique, acute, thin floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;