Restrepia metae Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade HotWarm LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Meta Restrepia [A department in Colombia in the northern llanos]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Meta Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations around 550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7 thin, whitish, loose, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, broadly cuneate to rounded below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a fascile of slender, 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has a thin, tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007