Restrepia brachypus Rchb. f. 1886 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Lip Detail

Another Clone

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt

Drawing of Colombian Specimen

Drawing of Bolivian speciemen

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Short-Column Foot Restrepia

Flower Size to 2 1/4" [6 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 1180 to 3200 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by several inflated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptical leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile, terminal, erect, on the back side of the leaf, threadlike, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, as long as to shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Superficially similar to R antenniferum but distinguished by the smaller flowers witha narrower, subpandurate, denticulate, verrucose lip. The smaller flowered Restrepia wageneri and Restrepia trichoglossa also are yellow and finely striped. Almost always 13 longitudinal sripes, six on each lateral sepal and a central stripe along the line of union are present. Rarely the stripes break up into short bars or random spots. Color forms with dark yellow, orange or tan synsepals are occcasionally encountered." Luer 1996

Synonyms Pleurothallis hawkesii Flickinger 1963; Renanthera striata Rolfe 1892; Restrepia antennifera Lindl. 1859; Restrepia antennifera subsp. striata H. Mohr 1996; Restrepia hawkesii Flickinger 1963; Restrepia striata Rolfe 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as R striata; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 as R striata drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as P hawkesii; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as R antennifera drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as R antennifera drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 279 Dodson 1980 as R striata Drawing ok but lip round apex in drawing Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 as R straita; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1577 Atwood 1993; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide