Lepanthes mimetica Garay & Dunst. 1976 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Grand Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths with expanded, shortly hispid ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate to suborbicular, acute, acuminate, tridenticulate, cuneate to rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 4, erect, dense, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively sevaral to many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 parte 2 Foldats 1970 as L acuminata drawing fide; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide;