Restrepia aberrans Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Ecmeles Luer 1996

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full ShadeHotSpring

Common Name The Aberrant Restrepia [refers to the flowers having features that are in no other in the genus]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 350 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 5-6 thin, whitish, loose, oblique, acute, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, cuneate to rounded below and contracted into the twisted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in spring on a slender, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, in a fascicle, successively single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1996 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 276 Karremans and Bogarin 2014 photo/drawing fide