Restrepia trichoglossa F. Lehm. ex Sander 1901 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

Lip Detail

Photos by Lourens Grobler ©

Two-Tone Flower

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar ©

Spotted Flower

Photo by Ruth Guillard

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica

Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Drawing of Colombian Specimen

Drawing of Panamanian Specimen

Drawing of Costa Rican Specimen

Drawing by © Carl Luer

to and EARLY

Common Name The Hairy Tongued Restrepia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in wet cool cloud forests at altitudes of 300 to 3200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with the ramicaul concealed by 4 to 8, large, compressed scarious, tubular, imbricate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ovate, minutely bidentate, broadly cuneate to rounded base contacted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, arising on the back of the leaf, held in a fascile, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered, fasciculate inflorescence with an obovate, obtuse, inflated, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and holding the flowers above and behind the leaf.

"The flowers are small to medium sized with a white, pink or yellow synsepal that is finely dotted or striped in red or purple. Fine lines often break up into dots below the middle and sometimes they dissappear or break up into dots towards the apex. The lip is slender with the epichile narrowly oblong, less than .08" [2 mm] wide and minutely verrucose and with serrate margins. The yellow thinly striped synsepal of R trichoglossa is similatr to that of Restrepia brachypus but the latter is larger vegetatively and florally witha broader lip. Striped forms of R trichoglosssa are also similar to Restrepia wageneri which is distinguished by the oblong, non-fringed lip." Luer 1996

Synonyms Pleurothallis amesiana L.O.Williams 1940; Pleurothallis filamentosa (Ames & C. Schweinf.) L.O. Williams 1940; Pleurothallis subserrata (Schltr.) L.O. Williams 1940; Restrepia angustilabia Schltr. 1923; Restrepia angustilabia subsp. subserrata (Schltr.) H. Mohr 1996; Restrepia antennifera subsp. leontoglossa (Schltr.) H. Mohr 1996; Restrepia brachypus subsp. serrilabia (Schltr.) H. Mohr 1996; Restrepia filamentosa Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925; Restrepia lankesteri Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930; Restrepia leontoglossa Schltr. 1920; Restrepia serrilabia Schltr. 1920; Restrepia subserrata Schltr. 1923; Restrepia trichoglottis hort. ex Gentil 1906[1907]

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; * Sander's Orch. Guide. 215 F. Lehm. ex Sander 1901; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as R leontoglossa; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as R serrilabia; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 290. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 291. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as R subserrata; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 291. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as R angustilabia; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pleurothallis filamentosa drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pleurothallis subserrata; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 as Pleurothallis amesiana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as P amesiana; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as R wageneri drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8 as R filamentosa photo fide; A field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as R wageneri drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 95 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 as Restrepia lankesteri drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as R filamentosa photo ok; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 drawing as R serrilabia; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 as R angustilabia; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 as R filamentosa; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1577 Atwood 1993 as Restrepia subserrata drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 369 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 drawing 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 fide;