Restrepia chrysoglossa Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1918 Photo by Colin Howe

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Common Name The Yellow Tongued Restrepia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 10, thin, loose, compressed, oblique, imbricating, distichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute to subacute, rounded below and contracted intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, fascile of single successive flowers arising on the back of the leaf and has a thin, tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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