Restrepia dodsonii Luer 1980 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia Photo by Orchi and Wikipedia website


Common Name Dodson's Restrepia [Current American Botanist Selby]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

A mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte that occurs in Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1060 to 1700 meters with a short rhizome and a ramicaul enveloped completely by several flattened sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ovate leafr the is conduplicate towards the base and blooms at most any time of the year on a 1 1/5" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with the flowers arising from the leaf base and are held just above the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 278 Dodson 1980 drawing ok/ photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawwing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 7 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide;