is a genus of plants
in the Orchid
family closely related to Pleurothallis
and concists of nearly 50 species
primarily in the Andes
with some into Central America
. Named in honor of Don Jose Restrepo
, they tend to be more showy than most other Pleurothallids. They have fused lateral sepals which may be white, yellow, rose, purple, orange or tan with red, brown or purple overlay frequently with contrasting spots or stripes. They are generally of tufted habit with leathery leaves and white sheathed stems.
The representative species is R. antennifera. Below are a few examples of the genus.
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