!Restrepia antennifera Kunth 1816 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Jorge Mario Munera


Common Name The Antennae Carrying Restrepia

Flower Size 2"+ [5 cm+]

This is the type species for the genus

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in andean forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1600 to 3500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing, tufted epiphyte with erect stems enveloped basally by 3 to 4 purple spotted, sheathing bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect or erect-spreading, ovate or elliptic, obtuse or rounded, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring and again in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 4, axillary, terete, slender, glabrous, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a large [for the genus] flower.

Synonyms Pleurothallis ospinae R.E.Schult. 1957; Restrepia antennifera subsp. hemsleyana (Schltr.) H. Mohr 1996; Restrepia antennifera subsp. klabochorum H.Mohr 1994; Restrepia antennifera var. maculata R.Escobar 1992; Restrepia antennifera var. puntillosa R.Escobar 1992; Restrepia antennifera var. roseola R.Escobar 1992; Restrepia hemsleyana Schltr. 1920;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Pleurothallis ospinae drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = R brachypus; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as R hemsleyana drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo as R hemsleyana; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = R brachypus; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 as R hemsleyana; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0291 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ok; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo #551 fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as R hemsleyana = R guttulata photo not; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 9 1994 drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 errata photo #560 = guttulata; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000; Orchid Australia Vol 13 No 2 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo ok; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide