Teuscheria archilae Chiron & Szlach. 2013 Drawing by Fredy Archila

Common Name Archila's Teuscheria [Guatemalan Orchid Nurseryman and botanist current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Alta Verapaz province of Guatemala in primary tropical forests at elevatyions around 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by papyraceous, brown, very distant bracts and carrying 1 to 2, plicate, thin leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, peduncle 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Very similar to T pickiana but differs in the smaller habit, the lip with a bilobed apex and different tepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana 13 260 Chiron & Szlatchetko 2013 Drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide