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

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 parish of 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; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014