Restrepia vasquezii Luer 1996 Restrepia SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

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Plant and Flower Photo by © Milan Vágner

Common Name Vasquez' Restrepia [Bolivian Orchid Collector late 20th century]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Yungas of Bolivia at elevations of 1800 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to6 thin, loose, whitish, compressed, somewhat imbricate, disitichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, broadly rounded base contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a slender, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence held in a fascile and arising on the back of the leaf with a thin, tubular floral bract..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Systematics of Restrepia Luer 1996 drawing/photo fide