Common Name: The Hairy Tongued Restrepia
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to cold
Bloom: summer and early autumn
Flower Size: 3cm
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
Found in Panama, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte from wet cool cloud forests at altitudes of 300 to 3200 meters 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 on a terminal, 5cm long, successively single flowered, fasciculate inflorescence held in a fascile, with a obovate, obtuse, inflated floral bract holding the flowers above and behind the leaf and has sheathed bracts occurring in the summer and early autumn.