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Restrepia elegans

Restrepia elegans

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


Restrepia elegans is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Restrepia.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Elegant Restrepia

SynonymsEdit

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

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