Restrepia vasquezgarciae Archila, Chiron & Reyes 2019 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by Javier Archila and The Orchigonia Facebook page

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Vasquez-Garcias's Restrepia [Guatemalan Botanist current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Alta Verapaz province of Guatemala at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 sheaths with an obliquely acute ostium and carrying a single, apical, broadly ovate, acute, inconspicuously tridentate leaf that blooms in the later summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"The species is not reminiscent of any other member of Restrepia. The only species presenting a vague resemblance is Restrepia piperitosa, especially in the width and shape of the synsepal. However the latter produces plants more than twice higher, its ramicauls are enclosed within 6 sheaths, its leaves are elliptic, its flowers are pinkish, its dorsal sepal and its petals are wider and its column is straight, not curved." Archila, Chiron & Reyes 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana, N.S. 3: 13 Archila, Chiron & Reyes 2019 photo/drawing fide