Restrepia elegans H. Karst. 1847 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closseup Photo courtesy of Linda & Mikael Karlbom

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Common Name The Elegant Restrepia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia and Peru as a miniature sized, variable in size and flower color, caespitose, hot to warm growing epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations around 700 to 2800 meters with the ramicaul enveloped by large, compressed, scarious sheaths and a single, apical, ovate-elliptic, minutely tridentate leaf that blooms on an apical, 2" [5 cm] long, erect to spreading, single flowered inflorescence subtended by large, white, amplexicaul, tubular bracts that has fasciculate, single flowers that appear sequentially occuring in the fall and early winter and the flowers are held above the leaves.

Synonyms Restrepia antennifera subsp. erythroxantha (Rchb.f.) H.Mohr 1996; Restrepia erythroxantha Rchb.f 1850

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as R erythroxantha; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as R erythroxantha drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as R erythoxantha drawing = R jesupiana; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 as R erythroxantha drawing = R jesupiana; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as R aspasicensium drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garary 1979 as R erythroxantha drawing = R jesupiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 as R erythroxantha; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 367 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing fide/photo soso; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo okish; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawings fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo not Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;

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