Restrepia mayana Archila, Chiron & Szlach. 2013 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by © Rodolfo Hernandez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Archila, Chiron & Szlach. and Richardiana XIII 236 Chiron & Szatchetko 2013


Common Name The Mayan Ixil Restrepia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in Quetzaltenango department of Guatemala at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6 brown with dark red purple dots and a closed and flat ostium and carrying a single, apiacl, erect, green, oval, subcordate basally, apically acute-tridentate leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on successively 3 to 4, peduncle 1.16 to 1.6"{ [2.9 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to Restrepia trichoglossa but the plant is half the size, spotted sheaths, smaller flowers, the dorsal sepal wider than the lateral sepals and narrower, the colors of the flowers differ greatly." Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana XIII 236 Chiron & 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