Restrepia muscifera

Restrepia muscifera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Restrepia
Species: Rstp. muscifera
Binomial name
Restrepia muscifera
(Lindl.) Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1859

Restrepia muscifera is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Restrepia.


Plant blooms from summer to winter with several successively opening 2.3 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found in the montane rain forst of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 2500


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.


Restrepia muscifera1 Restrepia muscifera Flower is yellow


Common Names:The Fly-Carrying Restrepia


  1. Pleurothallis dayana [Rchb.f] Lo Williams 1940
  2. *Pleurothallis muscifera Lindl. 1842
  3. Restrepia dayana Rchb.f 1875
  4. Restrepia lansbergii Rchb.f 1861
  5. Restrepia muscifera subsp. shuttleworthii (Rolfe) H. Mohr
  6. Restrepia powellii Schlechter 1922
  7. Restrepia shuttleworthii Rolfe 1892
  8. Restrepia tonduzii Schlechter 1922

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