Restrepia roseola Luer & R. Escobar 1996 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by ©Colin Howe

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Common Name The Rosy Restrepia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the northern coastal mountains of Venezuela as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte occuring in cloud forests at elevations around 1300? to 2300 meters with ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 dry, thin, loose, whitish, somewhaat imbricating, distichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate base contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf, that blooms in the late spring and summer on a wiry, erect, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile on the back of the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 as R schlimii drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela a field guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as R schlimii drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 5 2004 drawing; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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