Homalopetalum vomeriforme [Sw] Fawc. & Rendle 1910 Drawing by © J D Hooker and the The Plant Illustration Website

Full Shade Cool Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Plow Share Shaped Homalopetalum [refers to the pseudobulb]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Jamaica at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with wedge shaped pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, fleshy leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, filiform, .88" [2.2 cm] long inflorescence.

Synonyms Brassavola vomeriforme Rchb.f 1864; *Epidendrum vomeriforme Sw 1788; Homalopetalum jamaicense Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker’s Icones Plantarum, vol. 25: t. 2461 1896 as H jamaicense drawing fide; Flora of Jamaica Vol 1 Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995 photo good;