Restrepia teaguei Luer 1980 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Teague's Restrepia [named after Walter Teague, a well known orchid explorer from San Francisco, CA. current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls completely enveloped by 4 to 8, thin, whitish, compressed, loose, oblique, imbricate, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, round, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile and arising on the back of the leaf with a tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of the Pleurothallidinae Vol 1 1986 drawing/photo fide; ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo;