Lepanthes teaguei Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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.


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