Restrepia falkenbergii Rchb. f. 1880 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

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Common Name Falkenberg's Restrepia [German Collector Discoverer of species 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in the central cordillera at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveolped basally by 8 to 12, whitish, loose, compressed, oblique, imbricating, intensely spotted purple brown on lower sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate, acute to subacute, cuneate base and contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, erect, 1.6" to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered, held in a fascile, inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying a thin tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;

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