Restrepia nicolasii Archila, Szlach. & Chiron 2017 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by of © Fredy Archila and The Researchgate Webpage

Common Name Nicolas' Restrepia [Nicolás Llarena Hernández Guatemalan Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Coban province of Guatemala at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, orbicular below, tridentate apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of short, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, to 12 flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to Restrepia vasquezii but differs mainly in its labellum with denticulate margins (versus entire), with orbicular apex (versus truncated) and with long lateral lobes .18 versus .1" (0.45 cm versus 0.25 cm), by its column whose basal disc is horseshoe-shaped (versus sub-square) and by its leaves cordate at base (versus orbicular). In addition, its branch is adorned with 6 sheaths instead of 5, the synsepal has ribs with protuberances denticulate serrate and the gynostem is dorsally serrate (versus entire)." Archila, Szlach. & Chiron 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana, n.s., 1: 3 Archila, Szlach. & Chiron 2017 drawing/photo fide