Restrepia mohrii Braem 1993 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by © Milan Vágner

Common Name Mohr's Restrpia [German orchid enthusiast and grower of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and northern Peru near their borders at elevations around 1400 to 1750 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 8, thin, white, loose, oblique, compressed, somewhat imbricating, black spotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, round to cuneate base contorted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a slender, ascending, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile and carrying a thin, tubular floral bract.

Similar to R elegans

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide