Teuscheria dodsonii Dressler 1972 Photo by Mundiflora and their Mundiflora Orchid Website

Deep Shade WarmWinterSpring

Common Name Dodson's Teuscheria [American Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in SE Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 700 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform pseudobulbs completely enveloped by papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and has a campanulate, non-resupinate flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 997 Dodson 1984 drawing okish; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 389 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol V Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide