Restrepia cymbula Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Side View Of Flower

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jerzy Dziedzic

Full Shade Warm CoolWinterWinterSpring

Common Name The Boat Restrepia [Refers to the boat-shaped synsepal]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found only in Ecuador so far not known where as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, 5 to 6, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, somewhat imbricating, distichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple spotted beneath, elliptical, obtuse, basally rounded and sessile leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a slender, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, successively single flowered infloresence held in a fascile, arising from the back of the leaf and carrying a thin, oblique floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;