Restrepia howei Luer 2005 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Colin Howe

Full Shade Fall

Common Name Howe's Restrepia [British Original Discoverer of Species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, thin, white, loose, oblique, acute, compressed, brown speckled, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ellitical-ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing good