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

Lip Detail

Lip Detail

Photo by © Milan Vágner

Another flower

Flower Closeup

Photos by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer


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 Zamora-Chinchipe province of 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, as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to Restrepia teaguei but differs in the essentially entire petals and the narrrow pandurate lip with fimbriate margins of the epichile. The sparsely denticulate petals and the significantly shorter, broader lip of R teaguei is entire or microscopically cellular-verrucose separate them." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide;