Lepanthes teaguei Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE by Carl Luer

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name Teague's Lepanthes [American Botanist in Ecuador Current]

Flower Size .3" [8mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 1450 to 1650 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 9 to 16 close, glabrous, lepantiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute to subacute, basally rounded and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, distichous, slender, 3.2" [8 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence held behind the leaf.

"Distinguished by the large habit with large red flowers produced in a congested raceme held behind the leaf. The sepals are shortly pubescent within with the laterals broad, obtuse and concave." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide