Restrepia citrina Luer & R. Escobar 1983 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Lemon-Yellow Restrepia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 7, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, somewhat imbricating, oblique sheaths carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate intothe twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered, produced in a fascile held on the back of the leaf and carrying a thin, tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Allied to the Restrepia guttulata complex but distinguished by the tall slender habit and a lemon-yellow, purple spotted flower with narrow floral parts. The most disitnguishing feature is the narrow, minutely denticulate lip. It is usually about 4 times longer than broad." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;