Restrepia guttulata Lindl. 1836 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by The Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Lip Detail Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Small Spotted Restrepia

Flower Size 3/5" to 2" [1.75 to 5 cm]

A small to just medium sized, cold to cool growing, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Venezuelan, epiphytic species from cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 3000 meters with erect terete ramicauls enveloped basally by several scarious bracts carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, subacute leaf and blooms in the spring through fall on a slender, terminal, 2 3/4" [to 7 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence that has sheathed bracts and holds the flowers at or above the leaf.

Synonyms Restrepia maculata subsp. robledorum (Braas & Braem) H. Mohr 1996; Restrepia leopardina hort. 1899; Restrepia robledorum Braas & Braem 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing = R contorta; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing = R contorta; Orchids of Venezuela a Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing = R contorta; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 as R leopardina; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 as R robledorum; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as R hemsleyana photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 Errata Photo #560 = R guttulata; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 4 1998 photo; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;

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