Restrepia guttulata Lindl. 1837 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo by The Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Lip Detail

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Drawing of Colombian specimen

Drawing of Ecuadorian specimen

Drawings by Carl Luer


Common Name The Small Spotted Restrepia

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

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 3000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphytic species 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, arising on the back of the leaf, 2.8" [to 7 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, shorter than the ovary bract and holds the flowers at or above the leaf.

"Similar to and for years considered a synonym of Restrepia antennifera however the typical striped forms of R antennifera adn the typical spotted forms of R guttulata appear distinct. Restrepia contorta also with spotted synsepals is distinguished by the usually smaller flowers with a more or less subpandurate lip with a scabrous and denticulate blade." Luer 1996

Synonyms Restrepia maculata subsp. robledorum (Braas & Braem) H. Mohr 1996; 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 fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as R hemsleyana photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII 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 fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;