Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 29 - Drawing number for the year #210 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month
“Restrepia striata: At first site I fell in love with the Restrepia orchids. Strong colours and the shape is wonderful.” - Steve
- abbreviated Rstp in horticultural trade, is a small genus of 49 orchids in the orchid family (Orchidaceae), closely related to Pleurothallis.
They are found primarily at higher altitudes in the cool, damp montane forests of the Andes and Venezuela, with some into Central America up to southern Mexico.
Named in honor of Don Jose Restrepo, an investigator of Colombian flora, political figure and historian.