Restrepia lansbergii Rchb. f. & Wagener 1854 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by Wilfried Löderbusch

Photo of Venezuelan specimen

Photo of Ecuadorian specimen

Drawing of Venezuelan specimen

Drawing of Ecuadorian specimen

Photos and Drawings by © Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning Lansberg's Restrepia [Dutch Collector in Venezuela late 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the federal District of Caracas of Venezuela, Pastaza and Tungurahua provinces of Ecuador and Huanuco department of Peru at elevations of 700 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 7, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, somewhat imbricating sheaths with the lowermost being black spotted, and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple beneath, elliptical-ovate, acute, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate or rounded base and contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring, summer and fall on an erect, slender, arising in a fascile behind the leaf, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"A small plant with small, white, purple spotted flowers with the synsepals either elliptical or obovate and less than [1.8 cm] long, Towards the base the synsepal is narrowed with the sides more or less erect. The basal margins of the petals may or my not bear capillary processes. The lips are oblong and minutely verrucose." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo ok; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;