Restrepia pandurata Rchb.f. 1888 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

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Photos by Antoine HENDRICKX


Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade CoolColdLATERSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Pandurate Restrepia [refers to the violin-shaped lip]

Flower Size .8" [2cm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of central Colombia near Fusagasuga' in cloud forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 10 whitish, loose, compressed, black spotted, somewhat imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, somewhat purple suffused beneath, elliptical-ovate, subacute, basally broadly cuneate or rounded then contracted into a twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a slender, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, on the back of the leaf, in a fascile, successively single flowered inflorescence with thin tubular, just shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"The sepals are of medium size, sepals about 1" [2.5 cm] long, rose colored with multiple dark purple spots. The pandurate lip is only about .04" [1 mm] wide at the isthmus. Anteriorly the lip is broadly expanded into a minutely spiculate-verrucose, transversely subquadrate lobe .12" [3 mm] long and .16" [4 mm] wide." luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drwaing/photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;