Teuscheria wageneri (Rchb.f.) Garay 1967

Another Flower Angle Photos by Lourens Grobler.

Full shade Warm Spring Summer

Common Name Wagener's Teuscheria [German Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally in youth by imbricate sheaths becoming fibrous with age and carrying a thin, single, apical, plicate, heavily veined, acute, gradually narrowing below into the terete, elongate petiolate base leaf with the petiole completely covered by a chartaceous sheath [this is a major defining point to the genus] that becomes fibrous with age and blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, pendulous, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with well spaceed, triangular, acute bracts and arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying a resupinate flower.

Synonyms *Bifrenaria wageneri Rchb.f. 1854; Maxillaria wageneri (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1856; Teuscheria venezuelana Garay 1959; Xylobium corrugatum var. wageneri (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1912; Xylobium wageneri (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR as T venezuelana; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as Maxillaria wageneri; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as Bifrenaria wageneri; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Maxillaria wageneri; Rhodora 61: 39. 1959 as T venezuelana; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as T venezuelana drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 No 9 1967 as T venezuelana; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide