Restrepia cymbula Luer 1996 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by Eric Hunt

Side View Of Flower

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jerzy Dziedzic

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Warm CoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Boat Restrepia [Refers to the boat-shaped synsepal]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found only in Ecuador without locational data as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicaul provided with 5 to 6, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, somewhat imbricating, distichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple spotted beneath, elliptical, obtuse, basally rounded and sessile leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a slender, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, successively single flowered infloresence held in a fascile, arising from the back of the leaf and carrying a thin, oblique, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Easily recognized by the small habit and a small flower with a boat shaped, red-spotted synsepal. The subpandurate lip is lightly verrucose and conspicuously incised at the apex." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;