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Little help with Restrepia ID....

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    Default Little help with Restrepia ID....

    Here is yet another plant that I lost tag for in last move...any ideas on what species this little gem may be? I know it is definetly a Restrepia but which one baffles me...I thought it may be antennifera...but....it has spots on labellum and most of the ones I researched are striped!! Help!
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    this is a hard one... hopefully young Mahon will come around and see this thread!

    all I could think of is Restrepia elegans...

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    not a restrpia expert here but it looks like my R. antennifera

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    I think you are right RON-NY! it does look like antennifera and unless another member can suggest a better match I will stick with that reference. Thank you BENCH72 also for your help, it does look a little like elegans but the morphology of the flower is slightly different to it.
    Again thank you very much for all your help and by all means let me know if better matches arise.
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    Restrepias are funny things! I have two Restrepia antennifera, one of them quite similar to your plant's bloom. Both of mine have spotted flowers, yet most of the online photos I've found show them with striped flowers. One might wonder if one or the other are wrong, yet I feel both types of flowers are attested to by reputable authorities. I think there is some uncertainty over Restrepia taxonomy and some of the species are quite variable. Anyhow, bottom line is I think your plant looks good for at least some of the antenniferas I've seen. (Of course, it also looks quite similar to my Restrepia dodsonii...)

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    Hi all
    It is good to be back. I have not been well for the last few months especially winter in Melbourne. I just seen the Restrepia on board and like to learn more of this type of orchid. I had never have luck of this orchid. My latest collection is Restrepia - Antennifera, it does not look good at the moment. It does have new leaves but not healthy. Can anyone help?

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