Restrepia lansbergii Rchb. f. & Wagener 1854 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Wilfried Löderbusch

Common Name or Meaning Lansberg's Restrepia [Dutch Collector in Venezuela late 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 700 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 7, thin, whitish, loose, compressed, somewhat imbricating sheaths with the lowermost being black spotted, and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple beneath, elliptical-ovate, acute, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate or rounded base and contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring, summer and fall on an erect, slender, [3 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile behind the leaf and carrying a thin, tubular floral bract..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo ok; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;