Restrepia nittiorhyncha (Lindl.) Garay 1967 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.


Common Name The Duck Bill Restrepia [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 2900 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 imbricating, inflated acuminate sheaths carrying a single, apical, elliptical, leaf that is conduplicate into the apex of the ramicaul and blooms in the spring and fall on a 2" [5 cm] long, ventral, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile with the flower just above the leaf.

Synonyms Humboldtia nittiorhyncha (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Pleurothallis nittiorhyncha Lindl. 1859; Restrepia schlimii Rchb.f 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela a field guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing = R wagerneri; Orchids of Venezuela a field guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as R schlimii drawing = R roseola; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as R schlimii photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007