(pronounced: toy-SHAYR-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Lycastinae

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Trailing epiphytes. Pseudobulbs ovoid, concealed by a pair of conspicuous bracts. Inflorescences basal, erect scapes. Flowers resupinate or not resupinate, cupped. Sepals and petals free, spreading. Lip apically three-lobed, obtriangular in outline, the callus variable. Column stout, without wings, with an elongate retrorse foot; pollinia 4, ellipsoid, on a common minute viscidium.


Named to honor Canadian botanist Henry Teuscher.


A genus of six species from Mesoamerica and northern South America.

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Dressler, R. L. 1972. Una Teuscheria nueva del Ecuador. Orquideologia 7:3-6.

Garay, L. A. 1958. A new orchid genus from the Ecuadorian Andes. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 27(12):820-823.

Garay, L. A. 1959. The present status of the recently described genus, Teuscheria. Rhodora 61:35-42.

Horich, C. K. 1978. Zur Entdeckung von zwei für die Flora von Mittelamerika neuen Teuscheria-Arten in Costa Rica. Die Orchidee 29:12-14.

Jenny, R. 1998. Ein illustrieter Status der Gattung Teuscheria Garay. Die Orchidee 49(4):154-166.

Jenny, R. 1998. Teuscheria horichiana Jenny & Braem 1986. Die Orchidee 49(4): Orchideenkartei Seite 885-886.

Jenny, R. and G. J. Braem 1987. Teuscheria horichiana, a new orchid from Costa Rica. Orchid Digest 51:187-189.

Teuscher, H. 1962. Teuscheria venezuelana L. A. Garay. Mem. Jard. Bot. Montreal 55:11-14.