Teuscheria pickiana (Schltr.) Garay 1959

Photo by Hans Gerdhardt Seeger

Full shade HotFall

Common Name Pick's Teuscheria

Flower Size 1.6" [3.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador in lowland to open montane forests at elevations of 100 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with scattered, adpressed to the rhizome, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by thick papery, persistent sheaths becoming fibrous with age and carrying apically, a single, slender, narrowly ellipitc, acute, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, elongate, terete, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2, basal, to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by imbricate, acute bracts and has resupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Bifrenaria pickiana Schltr. 1912; Xylobium pickianum (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Ceiba 4(5): 271. 1954 as Xylobium pickiana; *Rhodora 61 (722): 41. 1959; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1296 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Digest 51 Vol 4 1987 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009;