Restrepia persicina Luer & Hirtz 2006 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Peach Colored Restrepia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, thin, whitish, loose, obliquely acute, compressed, more or less imbricating, dar spotted sheaths and carrying as single, apical, erect, coriacaeous, elliptical-ovate, acute, broadly cuneate to rounded and contracted into the twisted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile, arising on the back of the leaf, slender, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"The synsepal is 1.6" [4 cm] long and solidly colored pale yellow-orange with even paler margins. The longitudinal veins are slightly darker as stripes with the color coalescent between as seen in the copper color of Restrepia cuprea . The pyriform lip is similarly peach-colored witha darker, central stripe." Luer 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;