Restrepia tabeae H. Mohr 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1918

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers notice two different color flowers on one plant

Photo by © Milan Vágner

Another Angle

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Carl Luer


Common Name Tabea's Restrepia [Mohr's Daughter German current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in the eastern cordillera near Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 6, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, somewhat imbricating, lightly black spotted, disitichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purplish beneath, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate to rounded base contracted into the twisted petillate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a slender, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile and arising on the back of the leaf and carrying a thin, tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

" Similar to R aristulifera but differs in the smaller habit and slightly smaller flowers. The diffusely spotted flowers are produced by shorter peduncles so that they appear near the base of the back of the leaf in a manner similar to R muscifera. The tips of the dorsal sepal and petals are only shortly and minutely clavate. The aristate processes of the margins of the petals near the base are more prominent than those of R arstulifera." Luer 1996

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