Restrepia echo Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1918

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Full ShadeCoolSpring

Common Name Echo's Acronia [refers to the nymph echo and the resemblance to R aristulifera and R muscifewra]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 9 thin, whitish, loose, compressed, densely spotted, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate,a cute, broadly cuneate to rounded below and contrtacted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of slender, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from low 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; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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