Restrepia contorta

Restrepia contorta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Restrepia
Species: Rstp. contorta
Binomial name
Restrepia contorta
(Ruiz & Pav.) Luer 1996

Restrepia contorta is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Restrepia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 1 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in the forest of Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at 1300 to 3200 meters


Keep plant in moderate light to partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names:Twisted Restrepia


    • Humboldtia contorta Ruiz & Pavon 1798
  1. Humboltia contorta Ruiz & Pav. 1798
  2. Pleurothallis fimbrilabia C. Schweinf. 1953
  3. Pleurothallis maculata subsp. ecuadoriensis [Schlechter]H. Mohr 1996
  4. Restrepia apiculata Luer 1982
  5. Restrepia caucana Schlechter 1920
  6. Restrepia ecuadorensis Rolfe 1892
  7. Restrepia maculata F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1846
  8. Restrepia maculata subsp. ecuadoriensis (Rolfe) H.Mohr 1996
  9. Restrepia pardina Lem. 1869
  10. Restrepia punctulata Lindley 1859
  11. Stelis contorta [Ruiz & Pavon]Pers. 1807