Restrepia limbata Luer & R.Escobar 1982 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1918

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos by David Kuehn

Full ShadeCoolColdspringFall

Common Name or Meaning The Color Edged Restrepia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completly by 6 to 8 , thin grey, loose, compressed, oblique, distichous sheaths and carring a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, narrowly ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, broadly cuneate to rounded and twisted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a fascile, on the back of the leaf, successively single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Luer 1996 drawing fide/photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1991 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007