Restrepia limbata Luer & R.Escobar 1982 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1918

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower

Photos by David Kuehn

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full ShadeCoolColdspringFall

Common Name or Meaning The Color Edged Restrepia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Risaralda depamrtment of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completly by 6 to 8, thin grey, loose, compressed, oblique, distichous sheaths and carring a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, narrowly ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, broadly cuneate to rounded and twisted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a fascile, on the back of the leaf, successively single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Characterized by the narrowly ovate, acute, thickly coriaceous, rigid, subconduplicate leaves and a large flower borne by a short peduncle on the back of the leaf. The flowers are distinguished by the forwardly directed dorsal sepal and a synsepal closely striped with bright red-purple. The stripes break up into spots towards the apex. The lip is white with a broad rose stripe down the center. It is verrucose with minutely fringed margins on both sides of the hypochile and the epichile." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing fide/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1991 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007