Restrepia condorensis Luer & R. Escobar 1996 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Lip Detail

Lip Detail Photo by © Milan Vágner

Another flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

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Common Name The Cordillera de Condor Restrepia [refers to The Cordillera de Condor in Ecuador where this species originates ]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 7, thin, whitish, oblique, compressed, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, suffused with purple beneath, ovate, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate to rounded below and contracted into the twisted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, single flowered, fasciculate inflorescence holding the flowers behind and above the leaf and carrying a thin, tubular floral bract..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide;

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