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.

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