Restrepia renzii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by French Orchid Society Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade cold EARLY Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name Renz's Restrepia [Swiss Botanist in South America 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8 thin, whitish, loose, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute, broadly cuneate to rounded and contracted below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early spring through early summer on a fascile of slender, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 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;