Restrepia wageneri Rchb.f.,1854 SUBGENUS Restrepia SECTION Restrepia

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Common Name Wagner's Restrepia [German Traveler and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Venezuela at elevations around 1200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, white, thin, loose, compressed, more or less imbricating sheaths with the lowermost being black spotted and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-ovate, acute, broadly cuneate to rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a fascile of 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, successive single flowered inflroescence arising from the back of the leaf and has a thin tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Restrepia lansbergii var. wageneri Eaton 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia 2:23 Rchb.f 1854; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = trichoglossa; Flora de Venezuela Vol 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, A field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = trichoglossa; Orchids of Venezuela a field guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as R nittiorhyncha drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 13 Luer 1996 drawing ok/photo less so; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide