Restrepia cobanensis Archila, Chiron & Szlach. 2013 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1918

Photo by © Fredy Archila

Common Name The Coban Restrepia [Guatemalan City]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Alta Verapaz department of Guatemala at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by white, papery sheaths the lowermost warty, striated not dotted and carrying a single, apical, lilac colored, lanceolate, basall cordiform, microscopically tridentate apically leaves that blooms on a .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to R muscifera but differsd in the acuminate-tridentate apex of the leaf vs obtuse, the floral characteristics of a much bigger flower with the osmophore of the dorsal sepal elongate vs globose, the dentate petals margins vs smooth and the smaller side lobes of the lip vs larger and more triangular. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana XIII 238 Chrion & Szatchetko 2013 Etude de populations pour une meilleure compréhension du genre Restrepia (Orchidaceae) au Guatemala drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide