Lepanthopsis vinacea C.Schweinf. 1958 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

Leaf and Flowers Photos by © Marni Turkel


Common Name The Wine-Red Lepanthopsis

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found from Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 9 lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erct, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, gradually cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a congested, simultaneously many flowered, racemose, 2 ranked, 3.2" [8 cm] long including the .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum—VIII. Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Restrepiopsis, Salpistele, and Teagueia.Luer 1991; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide