!Teuscheria cornucopia Garay 1958 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

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Another angle Photo courtesy of Arturo Carillo

Common Name or Meaning The Cornucopia-Shaped Teuscheria [Refers to the flowers Shape]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Southern Colombia and Ecuador near Guayaquil in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome carrying round, ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly linear-lanceolate, plicate, acute leaf that blooms on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long inflorescence with a resupinate, single, nodding flower with a 3 lobed lip with short midlobe. This species does best mounted, given shade and plenty of humidity and air circulation and an even yet careful watering schedule year round.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull.27: 820. 1958; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 340 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol V Dodson 2004 photo fide

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