Restrepia tsubotae Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SECTION Restrepia

Lip Detail

Side View of lip

Flowers Photo by © Milan Vágner

Deep shade Hot Summer

Common Name Tsubota's Restrepia [Colombian Nurseyman current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in humid jungles at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by imbricate, thin, whitish, loose, oblique, compressed sheaths with the lower being spotted with black and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, more or less suffused with purple beneath, elliptical-ovate, subacute, rounded or basally cuneate and contracted below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an arising on the back of the leaf, erect, slender, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long, successively single flowered fascile with a thin, tubular flroal 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; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007