Restrepia vasquezii Luer 1996 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Lip Detail

Plant and Flower

Photo by © Milan Vágner

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Common Name Vasquez' Restrepia [Bolivian Orchid Collector late 20th century]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia in the Yungas at elevations of 1800 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to6 thin, loose, whitish, compressed, somewhat imbricate, disitichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, broadly rounded base contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a slender, arising on the back of the leaf, held in a fascile, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence and with a thin, tubular, as long as the pedicel floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 20: 180 Luer 1996 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide