Lepanthes mirabilis Ames 1922 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

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


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 ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019