Restrepia is a small genus of app. 49 orchid species in the Pleurothallid Alliance. Flowers tend to be more showy than most other Pleurothallids. They are found primarily at higher altitudes in the cool, damp montaine forests of the Andes and Venezuela, with some into Central America up to southern Mexico. Many are highly praised as terrarium orchids because of their small size, love for high humidity, and willingness to flower almost all year round.