Restrepia elegans

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Restrepia elegans (not my photo)

Code: RSTP.0x0000 (2010-10-31)

Common Name: The Elegant Restrepia
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: hot to intermediate
Bloom: autumn and early winter
Flower Size: 5cm
Synonyms: Restrepia antennifera subsp. erythroxantha (Rchb.f.) H.Mohr 1996; Restrepia erythroxantha Rchb.f 1850

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Peru as a miniature-sized, variable in size and flower color, caespitose, hot to warm growing epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations around 700 to 2800 meters with the ramicaul enveloped by large, compressed, scarious sheaths and a single, apical, ovate-elliptic, minutely tridentate leaf that blooms on an apical, 5cm long, erect to spreading, single flowered inflorescence subtended by large, white, amplexicaul, tubular bracts that has fasciculate, single flowers that appear sequentially occurring in the autumn and early winter and the flowers are held above the leaves.

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