Masdevallia teaguei Luer 1978 SUBGEN Teagueia Luer 1986

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle

Photo by Ramiro Medina

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name Teague's Masdevallia [American orchid enthusiast in Ecuador Current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Zamora-Chinchipe, Morona-Santiago and Tungurahua provinces of Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2450 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark green, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below in to the slender, blackish, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, arising from above the base of the ramicaul with a bract above the base, slender, terete, 4.8 to 8.4" [12 to 21 cm] long, congested, successively several flowered inflorescence with loose, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"The congested, successively flowered raceme about as high as the dark green, petiolate leaf, is borne by an erect, terete peduncle that originates above the base of the ramicaul. The reddish brown, fleshy sepals are connate into a conical tube, the laterals constricted beneath between primary and secondary mentums. The petals are connate to the lower third of the column and are provided with a basal tooth." Luer 2000

Synonyms Jostia teaguei (Luer) Luer 2000; Masdevallia braasii H.Mohr 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 2(4): 381 Luer 1978; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 as Jostia teaguei drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Jostia teaguei drawing/photo fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Jostia teaguei drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;