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

LATESpring

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

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia in the eastern cordillera near Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cool 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, cuneat 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 floral bract. .

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

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