Restrepiella ovatipetala (Chiron & Xim.Bols.) Rojas-Alv. & Karremans 2019

Photo by Chiron & Xim.Bols and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Ovate Petal Restrepiella

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo state of Brazil at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, amplexicaul sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, apically round and slightly retuse, gradually narrowing below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a .8 to .88" [2 to 22 mm] long, to 2, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul and with an amplexicaul floral bract.

Synonyms *Myoxanthus ovatipetalus Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2009; Pabstiella velteniana V.P.Castro 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Richardiana 9(4): 179-182. Chiron & Xim.Bols 2009 as Myoxanthus ovatipetalus drawing fide *Phytotaxa 406: 264 Rojas-Alv. & Karremans 2019; A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021