Restrepia sanguinea Rolfe 1896 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

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Plant and Flower

Lip Detail Photos by © Milan Vágner


Common Name The Blood Red Restrepia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

A miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte from Antioquia and Cundinamarca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery , purple suffused leaf and blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile and arises on the back side of the leaf.

Synonyms Pleurothallis antioquiensis (Schltr.) P.H.Allen 1948; Restrepia antioquiensis Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as R antioquensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 1 1988 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 as R antioquiensis; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;