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

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Lip Detail

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Plant and Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Short-Column Foot Restrepia

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

Found in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia 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 on a terminal, erect, threadlike, to 5" [12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that has sheathed bracts on the ramicaul, occuring in the winter and spring.

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; Icoens 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 XIII 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