Trichosalpinx teaguei Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Photo by Walter Teague

Common Name Teague's Trichosalpinx [American Orchid Enthusiast and first to collect and flower current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 2450 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 8, closely apressed, lepanthiform, ciliate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly linear-ovate, acute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into a petiole that blooms in the fall on a loose, lightly flexuos, simultaneously several flowered, 1 15" to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence.

"Closely related to T costata but differs in the ciliate margins of the ramicauls that are totally glabrous in T costata. The sepals of T teaguei are completely free and widely spread and the lip is proportionally larger with smaller, rounded basal lobes." Luer 1997

Synonyms Tubella teaguei (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;