Restrepia fritillina Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2007 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Lip Detail

Photo by Thierry Bonhomme

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Black Spot Restrepia [Refers to the sepals with black spots, not all flowers have these]

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, solid purple beneath, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate and contracted below into the twisted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on the back of the leaf with a fascile of 1.6 to 2 [4 to 5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, just shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Distinguished more by the 3 to 4 small processes arising from a common base that are at the base of the lip than the black spots on the sepals which not all flowers have.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007drawing fide;