~Restrepia schlimii Rchb. f. 1877 - See Restrepia nittiorhyncha (Lindl.) Garay 1967 Photo courtesy of Richard Korber

Common Name Schlim's Restrepia [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Venzuela and Colombia as a miniature epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 imbricating, inflated acuminate sheaths carrying a single, apical, ovate-elliptical, leaf that is conduplicate into the apex of the ramicaul and blooms on a 2" [5 cm] long, ventral, single flowered, successive inflorescence holding the flower just above the leaf. SAd to be a synonym of Restrepia nittiorhyncha

Synonyms Polycycnis lepida var. gratiosa (Endres & Rchb. f.) Stein 1892 Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay as R nittiorhyncha Drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 = R nittiorhyncha; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8