Restrepia chameleon Luer & R. Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Color-Changing Restrepia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia in forested, subparamo valleys at an elevation around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 10, whitish, loose, compressed, somewhat imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute, broadly cuneate or rounded into the contracted, twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long, solitary flowered, produced successively in a fascile that is held to the underside of the leaf and carries a thin tubular, floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as R antennifera var roseola photo #549 fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fideOasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;