Restrepia schizosepala Luer & Hirtz 1996 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo courtesy of Piotr Markiewicz

Common Name The Split Sepal Restrepia [refers to the split synsepal]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northeastern Ecuador and Peru at unspecified elevations as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused below, ovate, subacute, broadly cuneate to rounded below and contracted into a short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of 1.6" [4 cm] long, sucessively single flowered inflorescence held on the back of the leaf and has thin tubular floral bracts.


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; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide