Restrepia pandurata Rchb.f. 1888 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Another Angle Photos by Antoine HENDRICKX

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Common Name The Pandurate Restrepia [refers to the violin-shaped lip]

Flower Size .8" [2cm]

Found in central Colombia near Fusagasuga' in cloud forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 10 whitish, loose, compressed, black spotted, somewhat imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, somewhat purple suffused beneath, elliptical-ovate, subacute, basally broadly cuneate or rounded then contracted into a twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and earlysummer on a slender, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, on the back of the leaf, successively single flowered in a fascile inflorescence with thin tubular flroal bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drwaing/photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;