Restrepia elegans

Restrepia elegans

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Restrepia
Species: Rstp. elegans
Binomial name
Restrepia elegans
H. Karst. 1847

Restrepia elegans is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Restrepia.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with a single 5 cm wide flower


Plant is found in the montane forest of Venezuela, Colombia and Peru at elevations around 700 to 2800 meters


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


Common Names:The Elegant Restrepia


  1. Restrepia antennifera subsp. erythroxantha (Rchb.f.) H.Mohr 1996
  2. Restrepia erythroxantha Rchb.f 1850

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