Epidendrum restrepoanum A.D.Hawkes 1957 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by Diego Calderon and his Colombian Birding and Orchid Flickr Website

Older flowers in situ greater Medellin Area 5/14

Inflorescence in situ greater Medellin Area 5/14 Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Restrepo's Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and northernmost Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching, canelike, terete, straight, thin, new stems produced from near the apex of the previous stem stems and carrying 3 to 6, distributed towards the upper half of the stem, alternate, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, bilobed apically, low dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle very short, terete, thin, .8" [2 cm] long, simultaneously 6 to 13 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum coccineum Rchb.f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 979 Hagsater 2007 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide