Epidendrum restrepoanum A.D.Hawkes 1957 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by Diego Calderon and his Colombian Birding and Orchid Flickr Website

Older flowers in situ greater Medellin Area 5/14

Inflorescence in situ greater Medellin Area 5/14 Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Restrepo's Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and northernmost Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching, canelike, terete, straight, thin, new stems produced from near the apex of the previous stem stems and carrying 3 to 6, distributed towards the upper half of the stem, alternate, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, bilobed apically, low dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle very short, terete, thin, .8" [2 cm] long, simultaneously 6 to 13 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum coccineum Rchb.f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 68 Schlechter 1919 as E coccineaum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 245 Schlechter 1920 as E coccineum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm; Venezuela, Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 979 Hagsater 2007 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;