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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresRestrepia elegans

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Glossary
Restrepia elegans

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Restrepia elegans
Abbreviation Rstp.
Common Name Cockroach Orchid
Etymology
Restrepia Named after Jose Manuel Restrepo Velez, 19th century investigator of Colombian flora, political figure and historian.
elegans From Latin elegans meaning elegant, Is this the elegant cockroach orchid?.

  See also:  Masdevallia

Restrepia is a genus of orchids that come from South America. The flowers bear a superficial resemblence to cockroaches, hence the common name. It comes from intermediate to high elevation wet montane forests of Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.


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