August 27, 2013

Restrepia flosculata

The common name of this species, if translated, would be "Small-flowered Restrepia," a fitting name for this species since the flowers are small in comparison to other species in the genus, especially in relation to the rather large plant.    The flowers are 1.5 cm and the plant 20 cm tall.  The flowers bloom on the underside of the leaves which makes them even more difficult to appreciate.  I did not even realize the plant was in bloom until I moved several other plants next to it.  The species is from Columbia and Ecuador and likes cool temperatures and good humidity.

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