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Snake's head restrepiella
Restrepiella ophiocephala.jpg
Snake's head restrepiella
(Restrepiella ophiocephala)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Restrepiella
Garay & Dunst.
Type species
Restrepiella ophiocephala
(Lindl. (1838) Garay & Dunst. (1966)

Restrepiella is a genus of orchid native to Mexico, Colombia, Florida and Central America.[1][2][3]

Restrepiella is morphologically similar to Restrepia, but differs in lacking hairlike attachments on a mobile lip and having four pollinia instead of two.


As of June 2014, three species are recognized:[1]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ McLeish, I., Pearce, N.R. & B.R. Adams. (1995) Native Orchids of Belize. Rotterdam, Netherlands: A.A. Balkema.
  3. ^ Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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