Restrepia falkenbergii Rchb. f. 1880 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo byof Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

TYPE Sheet TYPE Sheet by Reichenbach f


Common Name Falkenberg's Restrepia [German Collector Discoverer of species 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in the central cordillera at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveolped basally by 8 to 12, whitish, loose, compressed, oblique, imbricating, intensely spotted purple brown on lower sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate, acute to subacute, cuneate base and contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, erect, held in a fascile, 1.6" to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying a thin tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo drawing/fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 photo fide;