Species from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Grows well in filtered light in intermediate temperatures.
AKA Restrepia brachypus
ORIGIN/HABITAT: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. The heaviest distribution occurs in Colombia where collections have been made in many locations on both the eastern and western cordillera, mostly at elevations of 4900-8200 ft. (1500-2500 m). Plants have also been collected at numerous locations in Ecuador, mostly on the east side of the Andes, at 4900-10,500 ft. (1500-3200 m). Only a single collection has been reported in Venezuela. This was near Mérida at 6500 ft. (1980 m). Only single collections have also been made in Peru and Bolivia. In Peru, the plant was found in the Department of Huánuco with no details reported. In Bolivia, the collection was made in a wet forest northeast of Cochabamba at about 5900 ft. (1800 m). — Source: Charles Baker