Restrepia howei Luer 2005 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by Colin Howe

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Fall

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without locality as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose 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, elliptical-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, as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Related to Restrepia aspasicensis but differs in the diffusely spotted, brown synsepal, petals with only a few, microscopic, amrginal hairs and a longer, pandurate lip with the apical portiom only minutely verrucose and smooth below the isthmus." Luer 2005


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;