Restrepia peetersii Luer & Sijm 2011 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1918

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Peeter's Restrepia [Beligian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, thin, whiute, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying an erect, rigidly coriaceous, purple suffused broadly ovate, obtuse, broadly cuneate or rounded, contracted below into the twisted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, along the back of the leaf, peduncle, slender, .08"[ 2 mm] long, successively single, few flwoered inflorescence with thin, tubular, oblique, longer than the ovary floral bract.

"Disitnguished from all others in the genus by a small habit wiuth a broadly ovate leaf suffused with purple and a flower bourne no higher than the middle of the leaf. The rose spotted synsepal is circular ad deeply concave and the lip, about half as long, is covered with much smaller spots." Luer 2011


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 16 No 2: 346 Luer, Thoerle and Werner 2011 drawing fide