Restrepia chocoensis Garay 1973 Restrepia SUBGENUS Pachymeles (Garay) Luer Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

More Open flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Gerardus Staal.

Common Name The Choco' Restrepia [A Department in the NW of Colombia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the departments of Choco' and Antioquia Colombia in subparamo at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 5, white, tubular, imbricating, dotted with black or dark purple sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, thickly coriaceous, rigid, narrowly linear-ovate, acute, conduplicate to sulcate, epetiolate [continuous with the ramicaul] base leaf that bloms in the spring and fall on a 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, successively single flowered, held in a fascile, inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and carrying a spotted with purple, thin, tubular floral bract..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;

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