Lepanthes interiorubra Hespenh. 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

TYPE Drawing

TYPE 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]

Found in Jamaica occuring in the forests of St Catherine at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose, warm growing, unifoliate epiphytic species with erect, slender 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 peduncle .2 to .36" [5 to 9 mm]long, rachis congested, distichous, .2" [5 mm] long, successivelysingle, several flowered inflroescence arising on the top of the leaf and has glabrous as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing ok to photo fide to drawing; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014