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

Full Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Convex Lepanthes [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cornwall Jamaica at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thickly coriaceous, erect, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, congested, distichous, .96 to 1.04" [ 2.4 to 2.6 cm] long including the .36 to .44" [9 to 11 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;