Restrepia echinata Luer & R.Escobar 1996

SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Colin Howe

Common Name The Hedgehog-Like Restrepia [refers to the bristly margins to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia and Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 1100 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 6, loose, compressed, more or less spotted, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, yellow-green, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate then contracted below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf and has a thin, tubular floral bract

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Luer 1996 drawing fide/photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as R aspacicensium photo #557 - R echinata; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = R echinata; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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