Lepanthes interiorubra Hespenh. 1988 Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Red Interior Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

This is a Jamaican mini-miniature sized, caespitose, warm growing, unifoliate epiphytic species occuring in the forests of St Catherine at elevations of 800 to 900 meters with erect, slendre ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter with a filiform congested, distichous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflroescence arising on the top of the leaf and has glabrous floral bracts


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