Lepanthes vinacea Hespenh.1968 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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 parish of 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 VIII Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014