Restrepia dodsonii Luer 1980 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

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TYPEPhoto/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Dodson's Restrepia [Current American Botanist Selby]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1060 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome and a ramicaul enveloped completely by several flattened sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ovate leafr the is conduplicate towards the base and blooms at most any time of the year on a 1 1/5" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf base with a thin, tubular, as long to a bit shorter than the ovary floral bract and holding the flowers just above the leaves.

"Distinguished by the small habit, medium sized densely red-purple-spotted flowers, the spots usually arranged in close rows, a prominent, purple spot at the base of the petals and anarrow, spiculate-verrucose blade of the lip with an obtuse apex. It is closely related to Restrepia trichoglossa but distinguished by the intense spotting of the seplas and a very narrowly oblong, spiculate blade of the lip." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytologia 46: 382 Luer 1980;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 278 Dodson 1980 drawing ok/ photo ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 7 1998 photo fide; --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------