Restrepia mohrii Braem 1993 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by © Milan Vágner


Drawing by © Carl Luer

Common Name Mohr's Restrpia [German orchid enthusiast and grower of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and San Martin Department of northern Peru near their borders at elevations around 1400 to 1750 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 8, thin, white, loose, oblique, compressed, somewhat imbricating, black spotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, round to cuneate base contorted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a slender, ascending, in a fascile, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, as long as the ovary floral bract.

Similar to Restrepia elegans but distinguished by the concave, boat-shaped synsepal and the unique lip, From the side view the lip is sigmoid in outline and the epicile is tubular with revolute sides." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide