Restrepia cloesii Luer 1996 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo courtesy of Rod Rice and Oasis the Journal

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

LATER

Common Name Cloes Restrepia [Belgian Discoverer of Species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the department of Amazonas of Peru as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, loose, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths, the lowers densely spotted with black and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate and contracted below into the twisted, petiolate bsae leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, slender peduncle 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, on the back of the leaf, in a fascile, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, just shorter than the ovary floral bract.

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"Its yellow blooms with brown maroon stripes, are normally quite a bit smaller than Restrepia brachypus only reaching .8" [20 mm] long. Where as the blooms on R. brachypus reach between .88 to 1.28" [22 to 37 mm] long. R. cloesii can be easily separated from R. brachypus by its slim, pandurate lip and smaller flowers." Text by Rod Rice

" Also similar to Restrepia falkenbergii but differs in the somewhat smaller flowers. The synsepals are yellow and thinly striped in brown, the petals are narrowly terete without a clavate apex and the smooth, glabrous lip is pandurate. The lip is about .36" [9 mm] wide an with the epichile .1" [2.5 mm] wide and the isthmus is .041" [1.25 mm] wide. R falkenburg is aboit .52" [1.3 cm] long and the epichile is .2" [5 mm] wide and the isthmus is .08" [2 mm] wide." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing ok; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo

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