Lepanthes mirabilis Ames 1922 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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

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TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames and The EpidendraWebpage


Common Name The Wonderful Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 30 to 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, minutely scabrous, oblique lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, emarginate, acute, acuminate, tridenticulate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a slender, erect, congested, to .88" [2.2 cm] long, successively single, to 8 flowered inflorescence exceeding the leaf in length with acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Schedul. Orch. 1: 12-13. Ames 1922 Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019