Restrepia jesupiana Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Plant and Flowers Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler


Common Name Jesup's Restrepia [Ann Jesup, American Orchid Enthusiast who maintained this species for many years current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Venezuela at elevations of 2300 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 6 white, loose, compressed, unspotted, somewhat imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate base and contracted into a twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a slender, [3 to 5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and held in a fascile and carrying athin, tubular floral bract. ,

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as R erythoxantha drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 as R erythroxantha drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as R erythroxantha drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;