Restrepia escobariana Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Colin Howe

Another Flower Photo by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Escobar's Restrepia [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 7, whitish, thin, loose, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, subconduplicate, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a behind the leaf, in a fascile, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 4 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular floral bract.

Very similar to R elegans but can be easily distinguished by the plant which is small and densely caespitose


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Luer 1996 drawing fide;