Lepanthes vinacea Hespenh.1968 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Wine Colored Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cornwall Jamaica in montane forests at elevations around 825 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a, filiform, congested, distichous, .4 to .48 [10 to 12 mm] long including the .2 to .28 [5 to 7 mm] peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 #9 1967; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;