Restrepia seketii Luer & R. Escobar 1996 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Seket's Restrepia [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Magdalena Colombia in the forested slopes of the Sierra Madre de Santa Marta in cloud forests as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 6, loose, whitish, compressed, somewhat imbricating, black spotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purplish below, ovate, subacute, rounded base contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence held ina fascile and arising from the back of the leaf and carrying a thin, tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007;